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rch 1989. Volume 2, No. 2 

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President, Dr. Cynthia H. Tyson 

Alumnae Association Officers 

Anita Thee Graham '50, President 

Barbara Knisely Roberts 73, 1st Vice-President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82, Vice-President for Admissions 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68, Vice-President for Annual Giving 

Susan Sisler '82, Vice-President for Chapter Development 

JoAnne Reich '88, Vice-President for Finance 

Laura Catching Alexander 71, Recording Secretary 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63, Chair, Continuing Education Committee 

Martha McMullan Aasen '51, Chair, Homecoming Committee 

Lindsay Ryland Gouldthorpe 73, Chair, Nominating Committee 

Andrea Denise Oldham '89, Chair, Student Relations Committee 

Crista Cabe, Ex-Officio, Executive Director of Alumnae Activities 

Editorial Board 

Crista R. Cabe, Chair 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 

Betty Engle Stoddard '60 

Patricia Lovelace, College Chaplain 

Lundy Pentz, Associate Professor of Biology 

William Pollard, College Librarian 

Ethel M. Smeak '53, Professor of English 

Editor, R. Eric Staley 

Managing Editor, Alice E. Addleton 

Design, Teri Stallard and Amy Sacuto 

Editorial Assistants, Susan O'Donnell '92 and Susan Sipple '89 

The Mary Baldwin Magazine is published by Mary Baldwin College, 
Office of College Relations, Staunton, VA 24401. Copyright by 
Mary Baldwin College. All rights reserved. 


Out from its practical mummy bag 
comes the butterfly, its metamorpho- 
sis an affirmation of the virtues of 
patience and perserverence, its 
J- "-^ — ff~ I emergence from the cocoon a 
>-^*~~Jl~^ comforting symbol of hope for trans- 

"* — k,^ formation and liberation. 
In this issue alumnae, students, faculty, and staff 
bear witness to the changes occurring at Mary Baldwin 
as our venerable institution emerges a vigorous, 
enthusiastic innovator in education in this Information 
Age. Consider the changes and think of transformation 
and liberation, and think of creation, as knowledge, in- 
formation, and education interact at Mary Baldwin. 

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March 1989, Volume 2, No. 2 

D Computer technology 
complements creativity at 
Mary Baldwin. 

2 Overture 

2 President's Message 

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i O Senior Lucianne 
Hackbert thanks an old 
friend for recommending 
Mary Baldwin. 

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J)Zl Software brings 
"significant data" to 
sociology classes. 

R. Eric Staley 
Cynthia H. Tyson 


4 Monsters to Micros: 

A History of Mary Baldwin's Computer Systems by Dr. Lewis D. Askegaard 

6 Creativity and Technology: 

A Fine Art at Mary Baldwin 

8 Grafton On-Line 
10 Computer Literacy: 100% At Mary Baldwin 

Dr. Virginia P. Francisco 
by William C. Pollard 
by Genie Addleton 

12 Alumnae News 

Just Keeping in Touch 

by Anita Thee Graham '50 
Alumnae Profile: Joan Skelton Thomas '69 
I Just Use It! 

An Interview with Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '53 
A Letter to Laura 
Alumnae Donors to Annual Fund 
Chapters in Action 
Class Notes 

32 At Mary Baldwin 

Sophisticated Software Enhances Classes 

Finding My Way 

Eager Volunteers Seek Community Involvement 

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The children have a new toy, and Mom 
and Dad are so pleased. You see, our kids 
were given a Nintendo for Christmas, and 
Melinda and I have. . .well, kind of taken it 

Face it. I've become obsessed with Nin- 
tendo. In case you have spent the last couple 
of years reading back issues of Campus Com- 
ments or reviewing old Bluestockings, Nin- 
tendo is this magnificent system of home 
video games powered by sophisticated com- 
puter chips. It makes Atari (you know of this 
one, I hope) look like a slide rule compared to 
the calculator, and it will hook you faster 
than daytime TV. 

Most of us are relatively new to the world 
of computer technology, and some of us con- 
tinue to believe the world is flat in this re- 
gard. But our children, whatever their ages, 
can reel off a lexicon of computer jargon as if 
it were the latest slang in school. And it is. 

This issue of The Mary Baldwin Magazine 
takes us a few steps beyond Nintendo into 
the practical learning and teaching applica- 
tions of computers on campus. We've got 
them everywhere at Mary Baldwin, all state- 
of-the-art, all with specific functions for 
students, faculty, and staff. In fact, Mary 
Baldwin is recognized as a leader in private 
education in Virginia for its computer labs. 

The essays and articles which follow 
explore some of the uses of computers in 
today's education of the Mary Baldwin stu- 
dent. Our students are light years beyond my 
computer literacy of a generation ago, and 
I'm still playing catch-up. In fact, compiling 
this issue of the magazine was an education 
in itself for the staff, and we are hoping you, 
too, will find something here that will make 
you sit back and say "Would you believe 

Having failed to master the Vegematic, I 
have moved on cautiously to computer tech- 
nology. So, when Melinda reaches the third 
world on level six of Nintendo's Super Mario 
Brothers and picks up an extra life, we enter a 
new dimension together. It's not quite what 
the campus is up to, but for now it's more 
than enough to challenge this editor. 


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When Mary Baldwin College designed its new Computer Center, it wa: 
decided that the location should be in the middle of the campus, that i 
should be constructed with glass on the outside so that, when one walked fr 
it, one could not help but look into it. In this way, we hoped that even thosi 
students who thought that a Computer Center was not where they wouk 
like to go would be able to see it and would be attracted because it was in tb 
very middle of the campus, because they had to pass by it on a daily basis 
and because they could see through the glass. Our strategy was to attrac 
even the uncommitted, knowing as we do that, in the futures of all of ou 
students, there is a strong likelihood of their need for computer competence 
Our strategy worked, and one result is that study of computer science i 
strong and increasing at Mary Baldwin College. 

It is true that still over 50% of freshmen come to us inexperienced in tb 
world of computers, but the number of skilled and very competent fresh 
men increases annually, and will. It is vital, then, that Mary Baldwin College 
be prepared in ways that were not envisioned a mere few years ago. It is nc 
enough for us discreetly to place study of the computer world in a compute 
science department. Certainly, we should offer a major and a minor, but, a 
the same time, we must spread the need for expertise through the curricu, 
lum. A few years ago, "writing across the curriculum" was and still con 
tinues to be essential; now we must focus also upon "technology across th 

With these initial stages behind us, I now engage in a little innovativi 
thinking that stretches us as a College into possibilities for the future. What| 
am about to describe does not yet exist at Mary Baldwin College. Some c 
what I contemplate exists nowhere. So we are into the realm of imagining 

I think often of our College not being campus-bound. Already, the Adu 
Degree Program reaches out through our various satellite centers in th 
Commonwealth of Virginia. Those centers, however, operate fairly trad 
tionally, with faculty located there. I imagine a day, however, when, instea> 
of adding any faculty at these satellite locations, we link our students i 
those areas, via technology, with faculty who are on our main campus i 
Staunton. I think, too, of summer study for our students of traditional age 
and how they, also, could link with a supervising faculty member i 
Staunton from a home base, no matter where it is located. Instead of ou 
students taking summer work at other colleges and universities near home 
they would take courses at Mary Baldwin College, linked by computer. 

I often ask myself what qualifications may be anticipated in the future for 
faculty member newly appointed to the College, and I project far beyond th 
statements that appear on resumes now. Perhaps it's not too far-reaching i 
higher education to think of someone who is not only qualified within 
given area of knowledge, but of a person who also has technologic; 


expertise as an attribute to enhance teaching expertise beyond what we 
enow now. I think, you see, of competence in teaching in ways that we 
perhaps have not envisioned. For example, data on individual students 
:ould be at the fingertips of the faculty member. We have known for a long 
ime that all students do not learn in exactly the same way, but we have not 
cnown how to cope with the differences. Perhaps technology would enable 
a faculty member to focus upon the individual differences. Individual 
ittention is extremely important at Mary Baldwin College. It is one of the 
ceys to our success here already. Perhaps we could enhance that focus, 
vlaybe, with the help of the Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Life 
banning, a professor would be able to determine what kind of testing 
process best fits an individual student, as opposed to each other student, 
'erhaps a professor could learn the best timing for tests, for we know that 
jest timing for some persons is different from that of others. We may be able 
:o know whether the students are analytical in thought process, or whether 
perhaps they are intuitive. All kinds of information to enhance teaching 
vould enable us to move to a standard that properly brings out the very best 
n each individual. I'm suggesting that there could be a standard of perfor- 
mance measured not against a whole class, but a standard of performance 
measured by each individual's profile for success. I am sure you lament, as I 
lo, that a lot of talent in our country is lost in the 
average mass. Perhaps technology, creatively 
ised, can help us focus upon helping individuals 
:>e their very best, and thus enable them to con- 
libute better to the enhancement of our society. 

I note, too, that a student is in a classroom for a 
/ery limited period of time each day, but that 
earning goes on inside and outside the class- 
'oom 24 hours a day. Our staff in the area of 
student affairs could work alongside faculty to 
enhance the learning sphere. We talk often of the 
lolistic approach to learning and strive to create 
1 24-hour learning concept at Mary Baldwin Col- 
ege. I believe that technology could help us 
'ealize that concept even more successfully. 

My emphasis, as you see, is to suggest that, through technology, there is 
an enormous opportunity to focus upon and bring out the best in individu- 
ally oriented education. Technology is not as inhuman as those of us who 
ire uninitiated may imagine. Instead, technology could help us be much 
nore human. For one of the challenges is to ensure that technology helps us 
enhance our human capacities. It is the challenge to expand personal and 
ndividual attention, warmth, and connection. I think in terms of techno- 
logical assistance not as an end in itself, but as a means to an end. And the 
?nd may well be realized in environments like Mary Baldwin College, where 
already there is, as a special mission, attention to each individual. Technol- 
3gy could help create a very human fulfillment. 

"A few years ago, 'writing across the 

curriculum' was and still 

continues to be essential; now we 

must focus also upon 

'technology across the curriculum. ' r/ 




A History of Mary Baldwin's 
Computer Systems 

by Dr. Lewis D. Askegaard 

s I write these words, Mary Bald- 
win's original, raw statistical records 
for the years 1948-1970 are lying nexl 
to the keyboard of my IBM PS/2. 1 car 
hold them easily in one hand: the} 
consist of thirty-one 3x5 cards anc 
3x5 sheets of paper cut out of olc 
memos with enrollment figures typed on them 
These are the College's official records frorr 
those years, typed by registrar Margaret Hill 
house with occasional hand-written corrections 
notes, or check marks. 

The computer era began at Mary Baldwir 
when most of this year's freshmen were beinf 
born: 1970. The records for 1970-71 expandec 
from a single note card to a 12 by 16 inch folde 
half an inch thick full of — what else? — compute 
printouts. Those folders have gotten no thinnei 
over the years. 

Our first machine was an IBM 1130, purchased 
with the aid of a National Science Foundatioi 
grant for something over $50,000. It filled a roon 
in the basement of the Administration Building 
While it had a tiny fraction of the power anc] 
memory of the PS/2 in front of me now, it cost 
over thirty times as much. In fact, today on^ 
could easily purchase a $100 hand-held calcula 
tor that would calculate rings around the IBM) 
All applications worked through punch cards' 
college staff punched them, the computer sysj 
tern fed them into the machine along with pro 
grams the staff had written, and printout! 

The first formal computer science course 
were listed in the 74-75 catalogue: two introduc 
tory courses and two programming languages 
FORTRAN and COBOL. They were taught | 
Fred Powell, our first computer center directoi 
and Albie Booth, the registrar, and were taken b 
40-50 students each year. 

The registrar's office had led the way in coir 
puter development and use, but others followe* 
quickly and, by the early 80's, the IBM was as 
overworked, unreliable dinosaur. Fred Powell' 
successor, Larry Shank, led the acquisition of '• 
new machine, a Data General MV/8000, whic 
cost around a quarter of a million dollars. In it 
day, this was a "state-of-the-art" machine. '. 

jok Mary Baldwin out of the punch card era into 
n-line processing, in which data are entered at a 
;rminal and — theoretically — information can be 
atrieved at that same location. Yet even as Mr. 
hank and his assistant, Debbie Wiseman, la- 

"Every student at Mary 
Baldwin has access to 

machines more 
powerful than million- 
dollar monstrosities 
were in 1971." 

ored to write the programs to make the DG 
perational, its successors were popping up 
round the country: microcomputers. 

Computer development at MBC had been led 
y administrative offices until the microcom- 
uter revolution. We hired our first full-time 
Dmputer science instructor, Barbara Medina, in 
\e fall of 1982 and, under her and math profes- 
}r Robert Weiss, who taught some computer 
:ience in addition to his primary area, emoll- 
ients burgeoned. In 1985, under the leadership 
f the faculty and with the support of our new 
resident, Dr. Tyson, we began acquiring mod- 
rn, powerful microcomputers for all faculty and 
)r students. This process has culminated today 
nth a sophisticated curriculum integrating 
omputers into fields as diverse as biology, 
hemistry, psychology, sociology, economics, 
usiness, communications, and even theatre, 
wo majors have been developed under the 
!adership of current computer science professor 
ill Winter, as well as a minor. Mary Baldwin 
lso boasts the finest computer facilities for stu- 
ents of any private college in the state with over 
workstations, free software, a computer 
teracy program for freshmen, two modern 
caching classrooms, and labs in every 
lassroom building. 

And yet development in our applica- 
ons accelerates as fast as technology 
volves. This year, we sold the DG — 
Jr one-sixth of what we had paid for 
: (a big improvement over the 
BM, which we basically gave away 
3 anyone who would haul it free). We 

moved back to an IBM system — the 36. The new 
system, being installed under the leadership of 
computer center director George Kluchesky, is, 
for the first time, less expensive than its pre- 
decessor. It boasts a far more sophisticated soft- 
ware package which will tie together every office 
at the College so that no single piece of informa- 
tion will have to be entered more than once. The 
College's first on-line transcripts rolled off the 
printer this fall. As the system gets fully opera- 
tional, faculty will have access to their advisees' 
records on their own computers which will pro- 
vide a great benefit to advising. Ultimately, the 
new system has the capacity to link all aspects of 
the College — students, faculty, and staff — in an 
electronic community with features like elec- 
tronic calendars, electronic mail, a sophisticated 
degree audit system to enable students to check 
their own records at a glance, and access to 
computerized bulletin boards — even ticket reser- 
vation services — outside the College. 

Computers have evolved at Mary Baldwin as 
they have in society as a whole, from hulking, 
forbidding machines, which only a select, highly 
trained elite could use, to ubiquitous, user- 
friendly devices which every freshman learns to 
use in a few sessions. Every student at Mary 
Baldwin has access to machines more powerful 
than million-dollar monstrosities were in 1971. 
The future direction is clear: 
more ease of use and more 
useful information for 
more people. 

Lew Askegaard is 
College Registrar 
and Director of 








A Fine Art 
at Mary Baldwin 

by Dr. Virginia P. Francisco 

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Although the arts and high tecl 
nology may seem to be uneas 
bedfellows, a computer labor, 
tory is located at the heart i 
Deming Hall, Mary Baldwi 
College's arts center. In at 
faculty offices computer work stations josti 
pianos and drawing boards. Students and teacl 
ers are using computer technology to facilita 
artistic creation. 

Mary Baldwin College Theatre product 

five shows each season — more thej 

t f many major universities. To jugg 

all the demands and keep cos 

down, two resources are critic^ 

an energetic, capable all-studei 

staff and computers. Theatre sti 

dents use a desk-top publis) 

ing program to produc 

camera-ready copy for pr 

grams, advertisement 

and brochures for fresl 

men and prospective students. 

standard label-making program 

adapted to print theatre tickets, whi 

budgets, financial records, and stude: 

grades are calculated by the popular sprea< 

sheet program. A word-processing program 

creates and updates the endless plots an 

schedules required to organize productions ar 1 


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am creative ideas into reality. Subscriber mail- 
ig lists for all the arts programs are managed by 

standard database management program, 
mich also will handle the theatre's inventories 
ist as soon as someone has time to convert 

Theatre faculty members are experimenting 
rith a computer-assisted design program and a 
lotter to draw stage settings and related proper- 
es, furniture, and lighting designs. When the 
rogram is fully operational in 1990, a student 
rill be able to draft a design by computer, adjust 

to available space and resources, reuse parts of 
ie design in related drawings, and make copies 
f her work in up to fourteen colors. She also will 
e able to incorporate elements from a "library" 
f scenery and equipment the theatre has on 
and, permitting more extensive reuse of 
\aterials . 

The theatre uses mostly standard computer 
ardware and software such as might be found 
i any business, so students are conversant with 
amputers and programs they are likely to en- 
ounter in future jobs in many fields. When 
inds become available, however, the faculty 
Ian to incorporate programs designed specifi- 
ally for stage managers and lighting designers 
nd to join the College's sophisticated stage 
ghting board to the theatre's computers. That 
larriage will allow the computers to control 
tage lights and provide instant revision and 
layback of plots. 

Faculty members in art and music are also 
icorporating computer technology in their 
caching. "The Music Kit" supports teaching of 
uisic fundamentals, for example. Used on 
ipple HE or IIGS computers, the program en- 
bles students to hear textbook examples and 

exercises, repeat them as often as they like, and 
receive immediate response. According to Riley 
Haws, assistant professor of music, the program 
has another advantage: it frees pianos for the use 
of piano students. 

Professor Haws also uses his computers — he 
has one at home as well as in his office — to 
compose, play back, 
and print music. He 
anticipates the day 
when resources 

become available 

for additional computers for arts 

students and for a more sophisticated music 

composition program — among other problems, 

his program won't draw several staves or use 

"beams" to join groups of eighth notes. 

Art students and faculty were excited by a 
recent demonstration of computer applications 
for graphic design, the field in which most young 
artists find employment. Faculty are testing 
programs and searching for funds to install the 
needed graphics computers and plotters. They 
hope the graphics studio will be computerized 
within the year. 

As resources become available and computers 
move from the laboratory into art and music 
studios and the theatre, technology and the arts 
will be full partners in the creative process at 
Mary Baldwin College. 

Virginia Francisco is Professor of Theatre at Mary 

Vibrant, energetic 
Virginia Francisco, 
Professor of Theatre: 
Interfacing computers 
and fine arts at MBC 


o n - 1 i n 

by William C. Pollard 

The Martha Stackhouse Grafton 
Library became a member of the 
Southeastern Library Network 
(SOLINET) in February of 1977 
and since that time has cataloged 
by computer all materials added 
to its collection. Through SOLINET, via the On- 
line Computer Library Center (OCLC) in Ohio, 
the library has joined approximately 9,400 li- 
braries across the country in making use of the 
more than 18,000,000 records in OCLC's datab- 
ase. Cataloger Virginia Shenk has only to dial 
onto her computer screen information about the 
book she has in hand, edit that information if 
necessary, punch the key that commands card 
production, and wait a few days for the catalog 
cards to arrive by mail from Ohio ready for filing. 
Time has been saved in deciding how the book is 

to be classified and what subjects should be 
identified to assist students in their searching; in 
addition, no typist has had to prepare cards for 
the catalog as in days not too long ago. 

No less an authority than Samuel Johnson 
recognized that there are two kinds of knowl- 
edge: we know a subject or we know where to 
find information on it. Lisabeth Chabot, Refer- 
ence Librarian, and her computer offer a solution 
for the latter situation. Through the use of DIA- 
LOG Information Retrieval Service, answers can 
be found in one of 320 databases on a wide 
variety of subjects ranging from agriculture and 
nutrition to science and humanities. DIALOG 
will tell what PRAVDA had to say about Gary 
Hart and his "monkey business," and it will 
locate relatively obscure information about small 
private companies and offer financial analyses of 

arge ones. For Associate Professor of Biology 
Bonnie Hohn it unearthed data about the efficacy 
)f citrus oil as a pesticide. (Result: the oil is toxic 
o fleas when added to your dog's shampoo, but 
t turns the leaves of your house plants black.) 
To support Mary Baldwin's educational pro- 
grams Grafton Library strives to select and pro- 
/ide suitable research materials for students and 
acuity. Budgetary limitations and the world- 
wide information explosion combine to make it 

"Samuel Johnson 
recognized that there 

are two kinds of 

knowledge: we know a 

subject or we know 

where to find 
information on it." 

mpossible to meet all demands. Again, the com- 
puter comes to the rescue by locating resources 
n other libraries to be borrowed on interlibrary 
oan. In the past academic year, Charlene Plunk- 
jtt successfully responded to more than 750 re- 
quests by use of the SOLINET/OCLC computer. 
Elaine King, Acquisitions Assistant, is enthu- 
siastic about the IBM PS/2 that was recently pur- 

chased for her office through a generous 
donation by Mr. and Mrs. Burke Baker, III, par- 
ents of Betsy, Class of 1991. Records of book 
orders, outstanding and received, are main- 
tained on the computer along with their costs; 
current balances are kept for all accounts, and 
monthly statements are prepared for academic 
disciplines. This last step alone used to require 
hours and hours of concentrated work and can 
now be accomplished in a matter of minutes. 

What is next for Grafton Library? There are 
several options to be considered: for example, a 
computerized circulation system, an inventory 
of the thousands of alumnae photographs in 
Archives, an on-line catalog to replace the 
dozens of drawers and countless cards through 
which students must now search. The future of 
this computer age holds exciting promise with 
the development of even more efficient means 
of access to an ever-broadening spectrum of 

Bill Pollard is the College Librarian. 

Elaine King, Acquisitions 
Assistant, Grafton 
Library: Enthusiastic 
maintenance of records 
and accounts with an 

Hundreds of computers are d 
tributed throughout Ma 
Baldwin's campus. Studei 
enrolled in computer scier 
classes can expect to use tht 
on a daily basis, and, w 
encouragement and guidance from faculty 
other disciplines, those enrolled in classes li 
economics, mathematics, and English are liki 
to find themselves processing information w 
computers, as well. Without a doubt, Mary Ba 
win students, in increasing numbers, are 1 
coming part of the "Information Age." 

Anticipating that all students will eventua 
need to be computer literate, Judy Kilpatri 
Director of the College's Learning Skills Cent 
has developed a short, quick way to introdi 
freshmen to computer technology. In two cl 
periods, Kilpa trick and peer tutors guide m 
students through a course designed to ensi' 
that each freshman entering Mary Baldwin J 
velops at least basic skills in the use of cqi 
puters. In the process of completing the couip 
which is an introduction to a widely used wo< 
processing program called "WordPerfect," thu 
who have no experience using computers jj 
velop basic skills. Those who are more knol 
edgeable about managing information wl 
computers benefit by becoming familiar wl 
Mary Baldwin's own computer hardware, ac 
they become acquainted with "WordPerfect. 
Assuming nothing, and anticipating nea; 
every imaginable question students might ha; 
Ms. Kilpatrick and Molly Petty, an English j 
structor, wrote detailed instructions for the as 
dents. Course objectives call for each studenx 
know how to "enter" the "WordPerfect" p 


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by Genie Addleton 

ram, to be able to type a short paragraph, to 
we and print the document and to "exit" from 
le program. When a student is satisfied that she 
ready to test out of the class, she measures her 
jmpetency by producing and printing a short 
aragraph using the word processing program, 
utors in the Learning Skills center provide on- 

3ing assistance for those who feel they need 
iditional help after completing two sessions. 

After one semester, it appears that Ms. Kil- 
atrick successfully anticipated the needs of 
tudents when she designed the program, 
valuations completed by students indicate that 
te majority felt the course was beneficial to 
lem, and, as Judy Kilpatrick expected, for some 

was, indeed, their first exposure to the won- 
ers of computer technology. She recalled the 
xperience of one student who had been partic- 

ularly anxious about the class: "She was ex- 
tremely nervous the first day. In fact, she was 
trembling, but you should see her now. She acts 
like she's been using computers all her life." 

One student wrote on her evaluation, "It 
really helped me. Before this I didn't know 
anything about computers." 

"It was great to learn 
how to revise a paper 
quickly by just punch- 
ing a button, instead of 
having to retype it over 
and over again like you 
do with a typewriter." 

Another said, "It was great to learn how to 
revise a paper quickly by just punching a button, 
instead of having to retype it over and over again 
like you do with a typewriter." 

Ms. Kilpatrick admits that some students 
already experienced with computers found the 
classes a little boring, but even some of them felt 
they had learned something. One who had been 
skeptical in the beginning said, "I learned more 
than I thought I would. It really was helpful, 
after all." 

Genie Addleton is Director of Information Services at 
Mary Baldwin. 

Judy Kilpatrick, Director 
of the Learning Skills 
Center: Anticipating 
needs and assuming 



Alumnae Association President 

Anita Thee Graham '50 

Just Keeping in Touch 

Several of the articles in this issue of the 
Mary Baldwin Magazine are about the link 
between Mary Baldwin and computers. We 
should all be proud that our alma mater is 
leading the way in such areas as computer 
literacy programs and computer access for both fac- 
ulty and students. Many of our alumnae, as well, find 
their lives made easier by the fabulous technology 
now available to us. 

This is indeed an age in which computers play an 
ever-increasing role in every aspect of our lives. They 
are in many homes, our cars, in classrooms from 
kindergarten through graduate schools, offices, hos- 
pitals, stores. . .everywhere information is stored, 
sorted, analyzed by computers. 

While my life is continually influenced by comput- 
ers, at present I have access only to two — one which I 
am qualified to use as a realtor and one at the public 
library. These are easy to use and provide the direc- 
tions necessary to accomplish the task at hand. When 
the screen flashes "ERROR! ERROR!" all I have to do 
is go back to the beginning, and then I am quickly on 
my way again. When computers are "off-line" or 
"down," that is another story. It is true that computers 
have allowed us to accomplish a great deal that 
would have been otherwise impossible, but they also 
have increased our expectations of what we can do, 
and sometimes this can be frustrating. 

As useful as all these electronic wonders and sili- 
con chips are, that is all they are. There will never be a 
substitute for the power of the personal touch, for 

human interaction, encouragement, solace, humo 
tears and on and on. Computers can get us in touc 
with each other, but it is up to us to stay in touch. 

Which brings me to the Mary Baldwin Alumno 
Association — our Association. We are here to serv 
each other and the College. Are we in touch with you 
Will you stay in touch with us? We certainly lov 
hearing from you. 

Did you know that Mary Baldwin does not have 
clipping service and depends solely on alumnae an 
friends to keep us up-to-date? If you notice a mage 
zine or newspaper article that mentions Mary Bald 
win or one of our fellow alumnae, please do clip itfc 
us and send it to: 

The Office of Alumnae Activities 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, Virginia 24401 
And please don't be shy about sending us informatic 
about yourself. Think of all your Mary Baldwin frient 
who will be happy to hear about you through tt 
Class Notes. 

A final word: Homecoming/Commenceme 1 
Weekend this year is bound to be one of the best eve 
Class reunions will be celebrated by the classes i 
1 934, 1 939, 1 953, 1 954, 1 955, 1 964, 1 969, 1 974, 1 97 
1984, and 1987. Exciting field trips, seminars, ch; 
dren's programs, and other activities will make it h 
for your whole family. So, mark your calendars no 
for Friday, May 26, through Monday, May 29. Con 
home to MBC! You will be glad you did. 



Joan S. 
Hiomas '69 


ou have to be crazy and hyper to 
want to work in the movie busi- 
ness, says JOAN S. THOMAS 

"You have to be driven." 
In the past six years, Mrs. Thomas 
3S worked as a costume designer, supervisor and 
aamstress for more than 20 motion pictures, includ- 
ig Lonesome Dove, RoboCop, Silkwood and Tender 

She loves what she does, but it can be trying. 

Like the time on the Lonesome Dove set, when actor 
obert Urich "was a larger size than he said." He 
rrived Friday night, and they were to shoot on Mon- 
ay, but not one of the costumes fit. 

The costume crew rushed to a fabric store as it was 
losing, banged on the doors, got the fabric and 
3wed for two days straight. Mrs. Thomas sewed a 
ing frock coat all weekend. On Monday morning, as 
ie designer drove her to the set, she madly stitched in 
le coat's lining. 

"They loved it," she says. "They used it in the first 
cene. They liked it so much that when he gets 
anged, he's got it on." 

Then there was the time on the RoboCop set when 
ame of the actors' black jumpsuits kept ripping. 

"It was just a nightmare," she says. 

Every night the seamstresses would mend them, 
nd every day the jumpsuits would tear more. This 
'ent on for at least four days, and the costumers were 
twit's end. 

"Their whole butt was exposed," she laughs. 

Still, the movie got made. 

Now that Mrs. Thomas has just finished work on 
\onesome Dove, she has a little more leisure than 
I'hen she's on the set. Usually she works six, often 
isven, days a week. Her husband Phillip, a cinema- 
pgrapher, thinks she's "crazy," she says, for pursu- 
;ig such a demanding career. But she's hooked. 

A former Irving high school teacher, she got into the 
business through the help of a friend who worked as a 
seamstress for the movies. Mrs. Thomas, an expert 
with a needle, landed her first film — Deadly Blessing 
in 1980. 

She prefers costume design to fashion design, she 
says, "because you're trying to make the clothes 
bring out the story, and help the actor bring out his 
character. You're not trying to figure out trends forthe 
— Colleen O'Connor 

Reprinted with permission of The Dallas Morning 

Joan Skelton Thomas '69 lives in Dallas and is a free- 
lance costume designer. As this magazine goes to 
press, she is working in Los Angeles and Mexico City 
on costumes for Total Recall, starring Arnold 

Joan Thomas at her 
home workshop. 
Photograph by Ken 
Geiger reprinted with 
permission of The Dallas 
Morning News. 



I Just Use It! 


Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '53 talks about her new 

computer and why she's just now getting 

around to being a serious writer. 

In/ Genie Addleton 

Scarcely had the editorial board of The Mary Bald- 
win Magazine adjourned when its chair, the Executive 
Director of Alumnae Activities, Crista Cabe, was out 
searching for leads on stories for the next issue. The 
magazine's board had met as scheduled during Fall 
Leadership Conference to critique the last issue of the 
magazine and make plans forfuture issues. When the 
group finished its agenda, they had decided, among 
other things, that the next issue would be built around 
the general theme of "computers." 

Since board members had agreed that alumnae 
needed to have the opportunity to share their per- 
sonal stories of information processing, data man- 
agement, keyboarding, and electronic wizardry, 
Crista moved quickly to get the word around to the 
alumnae who were already on cam pus for the confer- 
ence. "Please let us know," she said, "if you use 
computers in your work or at home. We may write a 
story about you." 

Mary Jo Shilling Shannon '53 was there and volun- 
teered to share her experiences with computers. She 
explained that she had only recently purchased a 
computer system and was still learning to use it. She 
said she had plans to use it in her writing, so we could 
talk about her computer and her writing projects. 

Following up with Mary Jo, who lives in Roanoke, 
proved to be easy enough. She responded promptly 
to our letter asking for more information, and, for the 
staff's convenience, agreed to be interviewed by 
phone and to send us a recent photograph of herself. 
Fortunately, a personal interview became possible in 
January, when Mary Jo, in Staunton on family busi- 
ness, made time to drop off the photograph and chat 
about her computer. She is soft-spoken, and at the 
same time quite matter-of-fact. 

We learned that she does have a new computer 
system, purchased after she sought the expert guid- 
ance of her son-in-law. Her system, IBM compatible, 
includes two printers, one of which is letter quality. 
She said, "I told my son-in-law I wanted to be able to 
store a novel in it if I decided to write one, and I 
wanted a letter-quality printer, because I've heard 

that publishers will accept manuscripts from lette 
quality printers." Mary Jo admitted that she doesr 
remember or really care how much memory the sy 
tern has. "I just use it," she said, "and enjoy figurir 
out how to make it do what I want." 

So, that's about it for our story about Mary 
Shilling Shannon and her computer, and I'm afra 
that I couldn't make it very interesting. We might ju 
as well have talked about her washing machine or h 
car. It seems to me that Mary Jo's computer, while c 
interesting novelty now, is just a tool for her to do wh 
needs to be done. In fact, I would be surprised if s 
didn't have a computer. No doubt, though, the cor 
puter will facilitate her writing projects which si 
plans to get into more seriously now that she h 
retired. "It's what I've always wanted to do — creati 
writing for children." 

And here the real story starts — with why Mary Jo 
just now getting around to writing. It's about wh 
she's been doing since she left Mary Baldwin, and \\ 
is interesting. She is a remarkable woman. 

In 1969, while teaching public kindergarten, Mc 
Jo became involved with the Specific Reading a 
Learning Difficulties Association, founded in Ro 
noke by another MBC alumna, Judith Judge Ha 
thorne '50. Under the guidance of the late Dr. Charl; 
L. Shedd, University of Alabama School of Medic 
at Birmingham, the SRLD Association sponsored 
torial programs for children with dyslexia and relat 
disorders. Mary Jo served as a program coordinat 
and when the association decided to begin a mo 
fied Montessori pre-school in 1973, she became 
first director. Ten years later, when Judith Hawthor|: 
(now Mrs. Robert Ashcraft) retired, Mary Jo beca 
director of both SRLD and the Shedd-Early Learni 
Center, serving in that capacity for five years until \ 
retirement last June. The private school serves cl 
dren from kindergarten through grade three, qj 
while not specifically for children with learning c 
abilities, its modified Montessori curriculum r 
proved to be remarkably effective in early intervf 
tion for children who seem likely to develop a< 


emic difficulties. 

Mary Jo and her husband have raised three out- 
anding children. One son, an attorney in Atlanta, 
as written law books — in German. A daughter is at 
le University of Maryland completing her doctorate 
i business management. Another son is a physician, 
Dmpleting his military obligation in San Antonio. 

Since June, Mary Jo has been learning to use her 
Dmputer and setting up an office at home. (She got 
ling cabinets for Christmas.) She has been busy with 
randchildren and programs at Raleigh Court Pres- 
yterian Church. She is also a charter member of 
alley Writers and is actively involved with the Roa- 
oke-based writers' group, which has just sponsored 
le fourth annual Blue Ridge Writers' Conference. 

Mary Jo told us about herself, I think, only because 
■e asked her to do that. While she spoke easily about 
er work and didn't seem uncomfortable or em- 
arrassed, I am fairly certain she would never have 

offered the information without being asked. She is 
extremely modest about her accomplishments. There 
were no histrionics, no embellishments to make 
something seem grander than it really is, and not the 
slightest hint of self-aggrandizement when she talked 
in a quiet, calm voice about what she's been doing 
since leaving Mary Baldwin. 

Just before she left my office to return to Roanoke, 
our conversation turned back to writing and her 
hopes of getting her work published. She talked 
about the joys of learning to type stories directly into 
the computer instead of laboriously penning each 
word by hand. We talked about the delightful chil- 
dren's corner in a Roanoke bookstore we both like to 
visit and about how Mary Jo might have an autograph 
party there when she gets a children's book 

The story, sure to be extraordinary, is to be 

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keeps her life and the Birmingham 
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Letter to 


Lucianne Hackbert 

With the encouragement of Laura 
Catching Alexander '71, Lucianne 
Hackbert '89 decided to go to college 
"half way across the United States from 
Oklahoma." In this "Letter to Laura" 
Lucianne thanks Laura — "Lolly" — for 
telling her about Mary Baldwin. 

Through the Alumnae Referral Pro- 
gram, an alumna can share the name of 
a prospective student with the College. 
Alumnae referrals should be directed to 

Katherine McM. Lichtenberg 
Mary Baldwin College 
Alumnae House 
Staunton, Virginia 24401 
(703) 887-7007 

Dear Lolly, 

When the Office of Alumnae Activities first approached me about writing an 
article for The Mary Baldwin Magazine I was a little hesitant. It was later, after a 
few meager attempts at expressing my feelings about the Alumnae Referral 
Program, that I realized what was holding me back. I wanted to express the full 
significance of the program — the effect it has had on my life and our relationship. I 
wanted everyone to understand that I see it as a link, a tangible example of the 
continuity that runs through the lives of the women of Mary Baldwin. 

I think that I am beginning to understand these things as I look toward my final 
semester at MBC: in looking toward the end of something you are always reminded 
of the beginning. I never can precisely recall when you first told me about MBC. I 
remember that you gave me your class ring from 1971 when I was in the 7th grade. 
I remember stories of a beautiful campus nestled within the rolling mountains 
somewhere in Virginia (which, at that time in Oklahoma, seemed like a foreign and 
mystic land). Mostly, I remember you telling me how you had felt encouraged, 
challenged, and also accepted. You described your years at MBC as a time of 
discovery, a time of learning about yourself and the world in an environment that 
made you feel secure about both. To hear you, someone I admire so much, talk with 
such respect for an institution made me long for the same regard. I wanted to 
experience all these things. You ignited the curiosity, the desire that led me half 
way across the U.S. from Oklahoma to a place in Virginia, site-unseen, with no fears 
or reservations that I had not made "the right choice." Your official referral of me 
to Mary Baldwin was a way of formalizing and extending our friendship, of 
reinforcing your private encouragements. 

When you presented the Emily Wirsing Kelly Scholarship this past May at the 
National Alumnae Association meeting I felt so proud. I was honored to have been 
selected as the first recipient of the scholarship established in honor of Mrs. 
Kelly, especially since it was presented as an ackowledgement of her work as an 
artist as well as my own accomplishments. Your presence, your participation, 
has made that ceremony a cherished memory for me. I am glad that we have 
been able to share such moments. 

I am reminded of many friends who have an important alumnae relationship 
like ours. It seems that this bond is characteristic of the special focus of MBC. I 
know that for them as well, their special relationships with alumnae were a major 
factor in their decision to attend MBC. My last year on campus is a time for us to 
grow even closer and experience together the final events leading up to graduation 
and my transformation into an alumna. 

Lolly, thank you for introducing me to MBC and to the special environment that 
has fostered my learning. I hope that through my writing this letter, you and other 
alumnae will understand how important our relationship is to me. 

All my love, 


Alumnae Donors to Annual Fund 

Members of the classes of 1982 and 1983 gave generously and enthusiastically to the 1987-1988 
Annual Fund. We regret that their names were inadvertently omitted from the Annual Fund report that 
ppeared in the last issue of The Mary Baldwin Magazine. 


14% giving $3,690 


\nn Filipowicz Blotner 

'.aroline Savage 

tacy Sternheimer Smith 

\ndrea Zakaukas Aikins 
Catherine R. Allen 
xithryn McGehee Avery 
arah Newton Beard 
ara B. Bearss 
eresa Bigler 
vnn Filipowicz Blotner 
isa Melton Boyle 
Aarie Westbrook Bream 
oy Denise Breed 
ynn Burris Brooke 
!ary Nottingham 

Brown ley 
Aarjorie McGee Caplice 
aura O'Hear Church 
inda Cochrane 
ennifer Hall Costello 

Audrey Lois Cross 
Barbara Nicodemus 

Rebecca Thayer Dick 
Ruth Hailey Doumlele 
Carolyn Jane Duke 
Gwyn Womble Dunn 
Mary Polino Fansler 
Cynthia Philips Fletcher 
Bonnie J. Ford 
Teresa Young Fort 
Jennifer Joan Free 
Treva Anne Gallaher 
Rebecca Jones Gibson 
Amy Reagan Goswick 
Marguerite I. Harrison 
Sara Blair Harrison 
Elise Ann Harrover 
Suzanne Hauser 
Jeanne Tocher Hester 
Madge Merritt Hooker 
Carole Newman Hopkins 
Mary Wagoner Jones 
Anne Paul Josey 
Ann Marie Haynes 


Catherine Henson 

Anna Gibson Koon 
Elizabeth Dudley Landes 
Rebecca Lynn Lovingood 
Kathryn Kuhlthau 

Virginia Catherine 

OllieT. McCray 
Elizabeth Barnett 

Dana Flanders 

Ellen Winger Moomaw 
Elizabeth Watkins Moore 
Kimberly Brooke 

Tamara Sue Obaugh 
Mary Jan Oliver 
Edith Wells Pardoe 
Anne Darby Parker 
Anne Pitt Paul 
Elizabeth Lovern Peeler 
Lisa Spangler Prince 
Marilyn Quesenberry 

Paige Lovelace Quilter 
Nancy Virginia Ragsdale 
Ann Rose Rayner 
Kimberly Kay Reeder 
Margaret Herbert Roach 
Pamela Stephens Rose 
Lewis Cardwell Rosebro 
Caroline Savage 
Susan M. Sisler 
Stacy Sternheimer Smith 
Judith McKendree 

Rozalind Foreman 

Sara Pendleton Tartala 
Tracy Rush Threefoot 
Stephany Collier 

Margaret Karen 

Elizabeth Kane Wilson 
Elizabeth Howard Young 


12% giving $2,830 

:lass fund 

isa Hough Cole 
aura Anne Grantham 
ranees Ruckman Oxner 

'atsy Allison 
/tary Rose Bartelloni 
'ete Bickers 

)eborah Terese Boyer 
uine Broyles-Proctor 
Belinda Lee Cain 
-hairis Marie Caldwell 
'ictoria A. Calhoun 
isa Maynette Cameron 
ihonda Kay Clifton 
isa Hough Cole 
-onstance Kay Collins- 

Anna L. Corbin 
Susan Parker Drean 
Laura Lagrow Durland 
Anita D. Filson 
Kathleen Jones Flynn 
Helen Stevens Forster 
Lillian McGlung Gilbert 
Mary Lou Goderre 
Berta Creed Goodwyn 
Abigail Reith Gore 
Laura Anne Grantham 
Linda Martin Graybill 
Margaret Slusser Hall 
Stacy Scibelli Harold 
Sharon Lisa Hayes 
Laura Kimberly Hoi I is 
Kathryn Rotty Jackson 
Diane Houdret John 
Jill Ann Johnson 
Martha O'Brien Jones 
Sharon Lynette Jones 
Laura R. Josephthal 

Patricia T. Kapnistos 
Patricia Hart Keats 
Linda Rosen Koogler 
Jane Gillam Kornegay 
Lisa Susan Leach 
Patricia Smyth Leach 
Susan Turner Loud 
Sylvia Back Lynn 
Margaret Elkin Maute 
Gabrielle Gelzer McCree 
Mary Pleasants 

Georgianne Miller 

Gail F. Munger 
Genevieve M. Murphy 
Frances Ruckman Oxner 
Martha Anthony Prioleau 
Sally Pruett Putman 
Emily Shore Reeve 
Robin Ann Rexinger 

Harriett England 

Leslie Ann Richmond 
Kimberly McGree 

Cynthia Carroll Ryan 
Elizabeth H. Scherschel 
Mary Kathleen Shuford 
E. Ora Smith 
Rosalie A. Tamburri 
Frost Burnett Telegadas 
Beckwith Thompson 
Shawn Brown Thompson 
Rebecca Waalewyn 

Charlotte R. Wenger 
Lynn Fleming Wilkison 
Deloise Elaine Wormsley 


Come Home to Virginit 

Homecoming/Commencement Weekend '89 
Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29 

A fun-packed Memorial Day Weekend for the whole 
family: Everything you expect from a traditional 
Homecoming Weekend in the Shenandoah Valley, 
plus field trips and local excursions that will 
reacquaint you with the art, natural and historical 
resources, and other assets of this lovely area. 

Class Reunions: An intimate class dinner on Friday evenin; 
the Parade of Classes on Saturday morning, and a class party o 
Saturday evening — plus all the time throughout the rest of th 
weekend — will give you the chance to catch up with all your oil 

55th Reunion 
50th Reunion 
*35th Reunion 

25th Reunion 
20th Reunion 
15th Reunion 
10th Reunion 
5th Reunion 
2nd Reunion 

Class of 1934 
Class of 1939 
Classes of 
1953, 1954, 

Class of 1964 
Class of 1969 
Class of 1974 
Class of 1979 
Class of 1984 
Class of 1987 

*Cluster reunion — see more 
friends in the same amount 
of time! 

Commencement: All returning alumnae and their guests are invited to 
celebrate the graduation of the Class of 1989 to welcome our newest 
alumnae into the Alumnae Association. 

Saturday Seminars: Your chance to benefit from the knowledge of some of 
our most eminent faculty once again — only this time you won't have to do 
any homework! Topics will center around our "Come Home to Virginia" 
theme. Choose from a wide variety of seminars and workshops 
. . . something is sure to tickle your fancy! 


. Come Home to MBCl 

ithletic Activities: Participate in the seventh annual fun run 
ind walk and golf and tennis tournaments on Saturday. 

\ocal Excursions and Field Trips: Nature walks, a trip to the 
4useum of American Frontier Culture, guided tours to Mon- 
icello and other historic sites in the area, and more will appeal 
o alumnae and their guests alike. 

Children's Programs: Special activities designed to keep chil- 
Iren interested and enjoying themselves during the day on 

\ccommodations in the residence halls will be made available, and a 
>lock of rooms has been reserved at a local motel. Program subject to 

Homecoming/Commencement Weekend Highlights 

riday Registration 

Keynote address 

Field trips and local excursions 

Campus Tours 

riday evening 

All-alumnae reception with faculty 
Class dinners 


Fun run and walk 

Nature walk 

Saturday seminars and workshops 

Parade of classes 

National Alumnae Association Annual Meetin 

Golf and tennis tournaments 

aturday evening 

All-alumnae candlelight dinner 
Class parties 

mnday morning 

Alumnae Chapel with Alumnae Choir 

One hundred forty-seventh Commencement 

mnday afternoon 
nd Monday 

Optional field trips and excursions 

For more information, write The Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary 
Baldwin College, Staunton, Virginia 24401. Or call 703/887-7007. 

— YES! I am interested! Please send me more information about Homecoming/Commencement '89. 

vlame Maiden name Class Year . 


vlail to: Homecoming '89, Office of Alumnae Activities, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA 24401 




The Atlanta Alumnae Chapter held CENTS (Career 
Exploration Networking Trips) for current seniors in 
the fall. A wine and cheese party was held for the 
students and interviewers. J. Wade '69 organized the 

They also held an Apple Day Party with President 
Cynthia H. Tyson in early October at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. H. Inman Allen (Patricia Zimmerman Allen 
'68). Crista R. Cabe, Executive Director of Alumnae 
Activities, also attended. The next day, Dr. Tyson and 
Ms. Cabe attended a guidance counselors luncheon 
organized by Jo Avery Crowder '65, Coordinator of 
Adopt-A-High-School for the Atlanta region. Robin 
Wilson Lea '64 is the chairperson of the chapter. 


Austin alumnae and friends met at the home of 
Nancy Smith Norvell '64 in September with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84, Director of Chapter Development, 
and Crista R. Cabe to discuss getting the chapter 
active again. Lanette Lehnertz Smith '83 helped 
organize this event. 


The Baltimore Alumnae Chapter hosted a planning 
meeting and chapter training sessions with Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 in January at the home of Whitney 
Markley Denman '81. 


The Birmingham Alumnae Chapter held a prospec- 
tive student/current student party at the home of Ann 
Dial McMillan '63 in December. Ann Robinson King 
'63 helped organize the event. 

Baltimore alumnae, spouses and friends pose during thj 
summer BBQ and Silent Auction. They are Whitney Markle 
Denman '81, chairperson; Sarah Poulston Tompkins '8 
John Tompkins, Don Haskall, Kristin Howard, Annette How 
ard, Bill Howard, Michelle Howard '81, co-chairpersor 
and Randy Dase. 


Boston alumnae got together with Crista R. Cabe i 
early fall for dinner and lunch the next day. Laur 
Catching Alexander '71 organized the events. 

Rinda Payne '60, Crista R. Cabe, and Pat Robinson Morga 
'58 take a break during the Boston alumnae luncheon. 



The Charlotte Alumnae Chapter held a steering 
committee meeting with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, 
Director of Chapter Development, in November. 
Mary Shuford '83 is the chairperson. They are cur- 
rently planning to sponsor CENTS in February. 


The Charlottesville Alumnae Chapter enjoyed an 
Apple Day Party at the home of Jane Sheffield Mad- 
dux 72 with Carroll Oliver Roach '84. In November 
they hosted a faculty speakers luncheon with Dr. 
Robbins Gates speaking on "Reflections on the 1988 
Election" at Farmington Country Club. Crista R. Cabe 
and Carroll Oliver Roach '84 also attended. Ann 
North Howard '75 is the chairperson and Laura 
Josephthal '83 is co-chairperson. 

Jane Sheffield Maddux 72, hostess, takes time out from the 
Charlottesville Apple Day Party to pose with Becky Moraski, 
Barbara Powell McLaughlin '85 and Ann Pleasants (mother 
of Mary Pleasants McManus '83). 

Missy Smith Derse '80, Betsy Hiller '75 and Nan Mahone '78 
visit during the Chicago cocktail party. 


The Dallas Alumnae Chapter hosted a party at the 
home of Anne Ponder Dixon '64 in September honor- 
ing Crista R. Cabe. Carroll Oliver Roach '84 also 

In October, the chapter hosted a colloquy at the 
home of Peggy Anderson Carr '67 featuring Dr. 
James Lott, Dean of the College. This event included 
alumnae, guidance counselors, prospective students, 
parents, and friends. Elaine B. Liles, Executive Direc- 
tor of Admissions, also attended. 

In December, the chapter held its annual Christmas 
luncheon at the home of Ann Denny Barrington '57. 

In January, the chapter held an Adopt-A-High 
School meeting with Katherine McM. Lichtenberg, 
Director of Alumnae Admissions, at the home of Mary 
Ellen Killinger Durham '66. 

Sally Simons '80 is the chairperson of the chapter. 


Chicago-area alumnae, in late November, at- 
tended a cocktail party at the home of Blaine Kinney 
Johnson '75, who has ably headed the Chapter for the 
past few years, and a dinner the following night with 
Crista R. Cabe and Carroll Oliver Roach '84. 

A new chapter steering committee met for lunch 
while Crista and Carroll were in town. Nan Overton 
Mahone '78 is the new Chapter contact. 

Corpus Christi 

The Corpus Christi alumnae held a prospective 
student party in January with Dr. Patricia Westhafer 
as speaker. The event was held at the home of Mrs. 
Kenneth E. Wavell '45. 

Alumnae enjoying the holiday spirit during the Dallas Alum- 
nae Chapter Christmas lunch included Julie Clark Reedy '73; 
Peggy Anderson Carr '67; Joan Velten Hall '67, co-chairper- 
son; Ann Denny Barrington '57, hostess; and Sally Simons 
'80, chairperson. 


Eastern Shore 

The Eastern Shore Alumnae Chapter hosted a pro- 
spective student party in November with Janie Garri- 
son, Assistant Director of Admissions, at the home of 
Mrs. Thomas Savage, mother of Caroline Savage '82. 
Kate Scott Jacob '50 helped to organize this event. 


The Jacksonville-area alumnae held an Apple Day 
Party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Triglia with 
Dr. John T. Rice, Vice-President for Institutional Ad- 
vancement, and Carroll Oliver Roach '84. Jackie 
Triglia O'Hare '84 organized this first event spon- 
sored by the reactivated Jacksonville Chapter. 

Hilton Head 

Hilton Head alumnae had lunch with Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84 in October to catch up on College news. 
Margaret Carswell Richardson '78 helped organize 
this event. 

Hilton Head alumnae attending the luncheon included 
Marion Hutcheson Feuchtwanger '16, Martha Logan Criss- 
man '35, Margaret Carswell Richardson '78, Ora Smith '83, 
and Gretchen Haring '85. 

Taking a minute to pose for the camera during the Jackson- 
ville festivities are Dr. John T. Rice, Elizabeth Owen Scaff 
'77, David Scaff, Jackie Triglia O'Hare '84, Lucy Tomlinson 
Wallace '75, Leslie Anne Freeman '70 and Mrs. Triglia. 

Kansas City 

Kansas City alumnae and friends met with Director 
of Admissions, Elaine B. Liles, and Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84 for dinner in early December. The next day 
they hosted a guidance counselors luncheon with 
area counselors, Mrs. Liles, and Mrs. Roach. Piper 
Strang Preston '74 and Barbara Phillips Truta '73 
helped organize this event. 


The Houston Alumnae Chapter met in September 
for a cocktail party in honor of Crista Cabe at the 
home of Mary Katharine McMillan '65. Carroll Oliver 
Roach '84 also attended. In October they met for 
lunch at the Junior League House with Dr. James Lott, 
Dean of the College, whose "Short Stories" provided 
the program. Later that evening the program was 
repeated at the home of Glenda Fowler Jones '59 
with alumnae, parents, friends, guidance counselors, 
and prospective students. Elaine B. Liles, Executive 
Director of Admissions, also attended. 

In January, the chapter hosted an Adopt-A-High 
School meeting at the home of Cynthia Knight Wier 
'68 with Katherine McM. Lichtenberg, Director of 
Alumnae Admissions. Vickie Gunn Simons '76 is 
Chair of the chapter. 


Lynchburg area alumnae held a steering committee 
meeting in August with Crista R. Cabe and Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84. Elizabeth Silver Burton '81 was 
elected chairperson of the chapter. 


Mobile alumnae got together for a planning dinner 
in November with Carroll Oliver Roach '84. Belinda 
Norden '84 organized this dinner. 

New Orleans 

The New Orleans alumnae held an Adopt-A-High 
School meeting with Katherine McM. Lichtenberg, 
Director of Alumnae Admissions, in January at the 
home of Chapter Chair Blair Lambert Wehrmann '64. 


New York 

The New York Alumnae Chapter hosted an Apple 
Day Party at the home of Judy Gal loway-Totaro '69 in 
October honoring Crista R. Cabe. The next day the 
steering committee met with Carroll Oliver Roach '84 
to make plans for future events. 

In November, they held a fund raiser with Hamp- 
den-Sydney for the New York Room of the Alumnae 
House at the home of Betsy M. Booth '52 with Jeri 
Sedlar, editor of Working Woman, as the speaker. 

They are currently planning a CENTS program for 
February. Sarah Griffin '86 is the chairperson. 

Northern Virginia 

The Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter steering 
committee met with Carroll Oliver Roach '84 in Sep- 
tember to plan future events. In November they held 
an organizational dinner, and in December they co- 
hosted with the Washington DC/Suburban Maryland 
Chapter a faculty forum with Dr. Lundy Pentz, who 
spoke on "Bogus Science: Fads, Freaks, and 
Frauds." Attending from the College were Crista R. 
Cabe, Carroll Oliver Roach '84, and Katherine McM. 
Lichtenberg. This was the first event co-sponsored by 
the two groups since the former Northern Virginia/ 
DC chapter split to better serve the alumnae in the 
greater DC region. Jane Blair '86 and Laura Harwell 
'88 are the co-chairpersons. 

John Rudy, Dorothy lafrate Rudy '65, Don Cartwright, Tina 
Ameen Cartwright '72, Alice Wilson Matlock '47, Conni 
Atkins '72, Hugh MacMillan and Susan Barker Kika '57 were 
the guests of Alice for the Palm Beach County get-together. 


The Richmond Alumnae Chapter hosted an Apple 
Day Party in November at the Downtown Club, with 
President Cynthia H. Tyson and her parents as guests 
of honor. They raised money for their scholarship by 
selling "exam care packages" to parents to send to 
their daughters during exam week and by selling 
moravian sugar cakes during the annual Bizarre 
Bazaar. In December the chapter's board held its 
Christmas dinner at the Downtown Club. R.J. Landin- 
Loderick '86 heads the Chapter along with Co-chair 
Elizabeth Saunders Northam '79. 


Orlando alumnae met with Crista R. Cabe and 
Carroll Oliver Roach '84 in early December and 
discussed starting a chapter. Lisa Carr '86 is serving 
as the area contact. 


The Peninsula Alumnae Chapter held a get- 
together in late October at the home of Barbara Lee 
Edwards Sanford '66. Martha Masters Ingles '69 
helped organize this event. 

Palm Beach 

Palm Beach County alumnae held a wine and 
cheese party with Carroll Oliver Roach '84 at the 
home of Alice Wilson Matlock '47 in October. In 
November, they joined Director of Admissions, 
Elaine B. Liles, for lunch at the home of Conni E. Atkins 

The steering committee of the Richmond Chapter: Beth 
Stanulis SkilRng '84, R.J. Landin Loderick '86, Lina Woodard 
'80. Liz Saunders Northam '79, and Denise Oulette '86 pose 
with President Tyson during the Apple Day Party. 


The Roanoke Alumnae Chapter held a planning 
meeting at the home of Chairperson Cyndi Phillips 
Fletcher '82 in October. In November, they hosted an 
open house to sell Virginia Sampler and MBC 



Roanoke alumnae Kitty McConnell Henninger '54, Harriett 
Waldrop '81, Crozier Draper '86, Ginny Moomaw Savage 
'69, Eleanor Jamison Supple '42, Margaret Carper Waldrop 
'40, Cyndi Phillips Fletcher '82, her son, Will, and Kelly 
Huffman Ellis '80 take a break from a steering committee 
meeting in October 1988. 

Savannah alumnae met for lunch with Dr. John T. 
Rice and Carroll Oliver Roach '84 in October. This 
was the first meeting held there in several years. Mary 
Mead Atkinson Sipple '78 helped organize the 


The Staunton Alumnae Chapter, chaired by Martha 
Anne ("Mopsy") Pool Page '48, hosted an Apple Day 
Party in October at the home of Mrs. McKeldon Smith 
(Anne Sims Smith '45) honoring Crista R. Cabe. Car- 
roll Oliver Roach '84 and Katherine McM. Lichten- 
berg also attended. The Chapter also sponsored a 
reception for prospective students' parents in Oc- 
tober, which was coordinated by Anne Fawe Bernard 
'50, and a faculty speaker coffee with Dr. Patricia 
Menk in November. Dr. Menk spoke on "Writing the 
History of MBC." 

San Antonio 

The San Antonio Alumnae Chapter hosted a cock- 
tail party in early September at the home of Sara 
Roberts Ames '78 in honor of Crista R. Cabe. In 
October they had an evening colloquy with Dr. James 
Lott, Dean of the College, and Elaine B. Liles, Execu- 
tive Director of Admissions, at the home of Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul C. Wenger, Jr., parents of Alison Wenger 
Boone '77, Co-chair of the chapter. 

Margie Livingston '69, Pat Blair Quick '44, Nellie Hankins 
Schmidt '36. Mary Meade Atkinson Sipple '78, Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84, and Libby Miller '88 after the Savannah 

Anne Sims Smith '45, Dr. Patricia Menk, and Martha Anne, 
Pool Page '48 take a break after the Staunton faculty speak-! 
ers coffee. 

North Carolina Triad 

The Triad (Greensboro/High Point/Winston) area 
alumnae met for a lasagna dinner at the home Sf 
Cynthia Luck Haw '79 with Carroll Oliver Roach '84 in 
November. Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 and Donna 
Neudorfer Earp '76 also organized this dinner. Lan- 
nie McCarthy Stinnette '80 is helping to reorganize 
this chapter. 

Relaxing after the Triad dinner are Barbara Knisely Roberts 
'74, Cynthia Luck Haw '79, Donna Neudorfer Earp '76 and 
Cristine Crotts Wynne '81 . 

Washington DC/ 
Suburban Maryland 

The Washington DC/Suburban Maryland Alumnae 
Chapter held a steering committee meeting with Car- 
roll Oliver Roach '84 in September. Together with the 
Northern Virginia Chapter they hosted a faculty 
speaker luncheon with Dr. Lundy Pentz in December 
at the University Club with Crista R. Cabe, Carroll 
Oliver Roach '84 and Katherine McM. Lichtenberg. 
Donna Cason Smith '86 is the chairperson of the 
chapter. In January the steering committee met for a 
planning lunch with Carroll Oliver Roach '84. 

From time to time, chapters send pictures of the interesting 
food they have served like this cake with the College seal 
from the Roanoke Chapter. 


The Waynesboro Alumnae Chapter held a steering 
committee meeting with Carroll Oliver Roach '84, 
Crista R. Cabe, and Katherine Lichtenberg in Oc- 
tober. In November, Dr. Patricia Menk spoke at a 
faculty speaker luncheon. Sarah Maupin Jones '39 is 

Your Representatives in 
the Alumnae Office 

Crista R. Cabe Executive Director of 

Alumnae Activities 

Katherine McM. Lichtenberg Director of 

Alumnae Admissions 

Carroll Oliver Roach '84 Director of 

Chapter Development 

Judy Neff Secretary to the Director 

Cathy Wilkins Secretary to the 

Assistant Directors 

Your Representatives 

on the Alumnae Association 

Board of Directors 

Anita Thee Graham '50 President 

Columbia, SC 

Barbara Knisely Roberts '73 First Vice- 
Burlington, NC President 

Marie Westbrook Bream '82 Vice 

Charlottesville, VA President 

for Admissions 

Ray Castles Uttenhove '68 Vice-President 

Atlanta, GA for Annual Giving 

Susan McGowan Sisler '82 Vice-President 

Lexington, VA Chapter Development 

Joanne Reich '88 Vice-President 

Cedartown, GA for Finance 

Emily Dethloff Ryan '63 Chair, 

Houston, TX Continuing Education 


Martha McMullan Aasen '51 Chair, 

Westport, CT Homecoming Committee 

Lindsay Ryland Chair, 

Gouldthorpe '73 Nominating Committee 

Mechanicsville, VA 

Andrea Denise Oldham '89 Chair, 

Staunton, VA Student Relations 

Laura Catching Alexander '71 Recording 

Sharon, MA Secretary 

Office of Alumnae Activities 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, VA 24401 





RENCE Graham was pres- 
ent for the birth of her sixth 
great-grandchild in Alexan- 
dria, Va. A retired librarian, 
she is a young 85 and spends 
her winters in Texas with 

Brown and her husband Dr. 
Henry Dockery Brown live in 
Westminster-Canterbury in 



has retired from teaching and 
is working "very part-time" on 
a history of Stuart Hall. 


Brown and her husband and 
two children have just re- 
turned from a marvelous trip 
to Australia. 


gins had a glorious weekend 
at her 50th Class Reunion in 

Pearson is a Congressional 
Liaison Assistant for the 
National Park Service in 
Washingon, DC. She is ex- 
pecting her 12th grandchild in 
November. Two of her chil- 
dren and their families live in 
Philadelphia; the others live in 
San Francisco, Minneapolis 
and New Haven. ANN 
PEARSON Wallace 70, her 
daughter, is a legacy alumna. 


Smith is enjoying her retire- 
ment with her husband, Ralph, 
traveling, playing golf and 
generally having a good time. 
Wise is definitely planning to 
attend her 50th reunion in 


hugh loves babysitting her 
five grandchildren, is active in 
WYDIA Prayer Fellowship and 
the Republican Party, and 
works in the garden while her 
husband, Fitz, golfs. Her 
ninety-six year old mother 
died in October. 
Freund had lunch last sum- 
mer with two former class- 
Scott and KAY McKALE 



is well and happy with three 
"grandbabes" and an unmar- 
ried son she describes as an 
"old man" at 35. Joyce fre- 
quently travels to France. 
man was delighted to see 
wonderful things happening 
at MBC when she attended 
Homecoming '88. She hopes 
everyone can make it to their 
next reunion. 



Mathews, PEGGY MERE- 
DITH Darden and JANE 
CRAIG Morrison have a 
reunion almost every year. 
Anne's husband, Bill, died a 
year ago. 

Sorrells' husband, John, re- 
tired and their seventh grand- 
child was born on June 30, 
1988. They spent three weeks 
in England in August and look 
forward to being able to come 
and go as they please. 


cy's husband is CEO of Plan- 
tation Foods, and the family 
enjoys skiing at their condo in 


vis of Goliad, Texas, works 
with her husband, Wayne, at 
his law office. They take time 
out for their eight grandchil- 
dren and trips to Connecticut, 
Maine, New Brunswick, and 
Nova Scotia. 

Moore still enjoys her in- 
volvement with Bald Head 
Island. Her daughters ANNE 
MOORE Bonnenfant 71 
Schaffer 74 helped cele- 
brate the arrival of her ninth 
grandchild, James Draden 

her husband, Kelly, are semi- 
retired and enjoying their four 

vis's son, Joshua, an attorney 
in Boston, married Lisa Heis- 
ter-Kamp last summer. 
terfield and her husband, 
John, live on Smith Mountain 
Lake. They have two sons, 
James, Jr. and Tom, and one 
granddaughter, Lee, a student 
at UNC. 


Wampler has retired from 

teaching after thirty-one years 
and is enjoying her new free- 
dom. She has five grandsons, 

aged 2 to 1 8, and is expecting 
another grandchild in March. 



and her husband, Jim, are 
both 62 and think about retire- 
ment, but each day make a 
different set of dreams and 



still teaching. She has four 
wonderful grandchildren, 
three girls and one boy. 
husband, Bob, died in 1987. 
She has retired from City 
Council after ten years of ser- 
vice. Her three children are 
busy in the business world, but 
remain in close contact. 
Watt and Vance have four 
grandchildren. Their son, 
Philip, is still unmarried and 
interning in surgery at UCLA. 



left her job at the University of 
Maryland, only to find herself 
President of the Garden Club 
and lay leader of her church 
. . . which leaves no more time 
for her golf than she had when 
"gainfully employed." 
Roller is single again. She i: 
entranced by her two beautifu 
grandchildren, enjoying hei 
new condo in McLean, her 
work in Real Estate Marketing 
and Consulting, and her in 
volvement with the Virginic 
Chamber Orchestra. 


MITZI VICK Shaw's hus 

band, Richard, passed awa' 
on August 3, 1988. She lives ii 
Fort Smith, Arkansas. 
Poulnot and her husbam 
spent two weeks in France ii 
October and will visit Turke 
in the spring in connection wit 
her travel agency. They hav 
three granddaughters an> 
one grandson, who also live i 



has four grandchildren, two 
girls and two boys, whom she 
thoroughly enjoys. 


DONIA CRAIG Dickerson 

lives in Nashville and is an art 
broker and portrait consul- 
tant. She is also the author of a 
salad cookbook and recently 
organized and launched the 
"Wheeler Dealer Club, Inc." 
The sole purpose of this non- 
profit organization is to place 
its decal in windows of public 
places which can accommo- 
date people in wheelchairs. 
Donia was injured in a near- 
fatal automobile accident in 
1983, but has almost fully 

ANN SHAW Miller has re- 
tired and spends part of the 
year in a log cabin they have 
built near Boone, North 



and her husband, Nollie, en- 
joy traveling and having their 
children nearby. She had 
lunch with SUSAN ANDES 
Pittman in August and re- 
mains in close contact with 

receive her MA in English from 
the University of Wisconsin in 
May 1989. Last summer she 
coordinated a committee to 
sponsor a visit and concert by 
the Soviet Youth Orchestra in 
Milwaukee, which was a 
grand success. 


merly Lutz) has returned to her 
maiden name, Gabel. She left 
her job as Community College 
Administrator after eighteen 
years and is a senior at Co- 
lumbia Theological Seminary 


strong's daughter, Debbie, 
graduated from the University 

of Virginia with a major in 
communications and is work- 
ing at Channel 3 in Memphis. 
Judy finally saw Charleston, 
and loved it. She will be visit- 
ing Richmond, Williamsburg, 
and Hilton Head in connection 
with Real Estate Committee 
meetings next year. She is also 
planning another trip to Eng- 
land, this time to include Scot- 


LOUISA JONES Painter is 

teaching 4th grade at the 
McGuire School in Verona, 
Virginia. Her daughter, Beth, a 
junior at Grinnell College, is 
studying at Durham Univer- 
sity, Durham, England. Her 
son, Will, is a freshman at 
Trinity University in San 

Neville is a professor of so- 
ciology and holder of the 
Elizabeth Root Paden Chair in 
Sociology at Southwestern 
University. Oxford University 
Press has just published her 
latest book, Kinship and Pil- 
grimage: Rituals of Reunion in 
American Protestant Culture. 
LUCY FISHER West and her 
husband, Larry, built a house 
in Fisher, West Virginia. Lucy 
is a consultant on a historical 
editing project and teaches 
American History for Potomac 
State College. Larry manages 
West-Whitehall winery and his 
own vineyard. 

and Tom have a second home 
on the Maury River at Rock- 
bridge Baths, Virginia, and in- 
vite alumnae to visit them any 

Snyder was elected to a 
three-year term on the local 
school board and finds it en- 
lightening and enriching. Her 
youngest son will graduate 
from the University of Texas 
Plan II Honors Program in 
June '89 and plans to enter law 



employed by Mount Vernon 
Realty in their Warrenton Of- 
fice, where she specializes in 
historic properties, farms and 

estates. Marylyn had been 
working at the National Trust 
for Historic Preservation. 
Strickland's daughter, Lynn, 
is a freshman music major at 
Converse College. 
Wallace is in her 1 2th year of 
residential real estate and 
loves it! Her daughter LEE 
WALLACE '92 is a freshman 
at MBC and "couldn't be hap- 
pier — brings back many, 
many fond memories for me." 
RUTH DREWRY Wills is Di- 
rector of Guidance and Assis- 
tant Headmistress at Seven 
Hills. She enjoyed seeing lots 
of MBC friends at the wedding 
'67. Ruth's daughter is ready to 
begin college shopping and 
MBC is on the list. 
and husband, Bo, own The 
Taber Real Estate Store and 
enjoy traveling. Their daugh- 
ter, Elizabeth, is a senior at the 
University of Florida; their 
son, Francis, is a sophomore 
in high school. 


ANN BOOKER Keyser, of 

Williamsburg, writes that her 
daughter is a senior at Hollins 
College and her son is a fresh- 
man at Roanoke College. 
is teaching sixth grade in a 
local middle school in Al- 
pharetta, Georgia. Her hus- 
band works for General 
Motors. Their daughter is a 
senior at Furman University, 
and their son is a sophomore 
in high school. 

Tenbrook and her husband, 
John, find their involvement in 
prison ministry tremendously 
rewarding. John works at 
Brightside for Families and 
Children. Their daughter, 
Anne, will be married in Au- 
gust 1989. 

Hefler enjoyed her 25th re- 
union in May 1988. Her son, 
David, is in kindergarten and 
she does volunteer work at his 

loves being on the Alumnae 
Board. She enjoyed seeing old 
friends and making new ones 
at her 25th reunion. 

PATRICK Doenges, a Mary 
Baldwin trustee, received the 
Governor's Arts Award for her 
leadership and support of the 
arts in Oklahoma. She has 
served three consecutive 
terms as chairman of the State 
Arts Council and is Cultural 
Events chairman of the 
National Conference of State 


MOLINILLO is an assistant 
professor of English at Tucu- 
man University. She has done 
some writing — poetry, fiction, 
a novel for teenagers, and 
some criticism. Guigui 
traveled a lot until her parents' 
illnesses and deaths in 1985 
and 1986. She was married 
in 1986 and has two step- 

has assumed the position of 
Assistant to the President and 
Director of Institutional Plan- 
ning at Murray State Univer- 
sity in Murray, Kentucky. She 
has been a member of the fac- 
ulty since 1 970 as Professor of 

married H. Douglas Mason in 
1984 and they live in Stolen 
Island. She is the Chairperson 
for Social Science at Interboro 
in Manhattan and has a psy- 
chotherapy practice. Her son, 
Russ, is getting ready to start 
high school. 


SUE HOOK Riley's daugh- 
ter, SARAH RILEY 92, is a 

freshman at Mary Baldwin this 
year. Sue works for Nation- 
wide Insurance Company in 

has three daughters: Kim- 
berly, 19, a freshman at Ken- 
yon College; Elizabeth, 16, a 
junior in high school; and 
Catherine, 1 1 , in the 6th grade. 
nors lives in Tampa and is 
busy with PTA, Easter Seals 
and Newcomers Club. 
opened a summertime Bed 
and Breakfast last summer in 
Halifax and welcomes all 


CAROL A. EMORY is still 
practicing as an international 
lawyer of counsel to the firm of 
Perkins Coie in Portland. Her 
husband, Art Kroos, is also an 
international lawyer, Interna- 
tional Counsel for Tektroniks, 
Inc., an electronics manufac- 
turer. The couple travels a 
great deal and together write 
a newsletter for international 
business lawyers. Carol also 
writes a monthly column for 
the county bar. She was 
elected Chair-elect of the In- 
ternational Section, Oregon 
State Bar, in September. In her 
"spare" time she enjoys 
building a garden and jog- 
ging with her labradors. 
Campbell's daughter, 
CHRIS '84, married Robert C. 
"Kit" McArthur on March 19, 
1988 and is expecting a child 
in July, 1989. Her son, John, is 
a college freshman. 


McCarty is teaching ninth- 
grade English. Her oldest son 
is spending the year as a Ro- 
tary exchange student in 

Godwin is working with the 
Virginia Reading to Learn Pro- 
gram at Riverheads High 
School in Augusta County. 
cock is currently living in her 
new home in Houston. 
a medical secretary and 
teaches Lamaze. Her husband 
is with the T & S Brass Com- 
pany of Greenville, South Car- 
olina. They have two sons, 
Meredyth III, 15, and Spencer, 

is a senior technical writer and 
has three children: Emily, a 
freshman at Bowdoin; Keith, a 
sophomore at Wilmington 
Friends; and Tyler, an 8th 
grader at Tatnall. 


Guire has moved with her 
husband, John, from Dallas to 
San Antonio. 

man received the Alabama 

Historical Commission's Dis- 
tinguished Service Award for 
her involvement with historic 
preservation efforts in 

Whitlock received her doc- 
torate degree, was recog- 
nized by the National 
Association for Gifted Chil- 
dren, and had an article pub- 
lished in The Gifted Child 

has enlarged her responsibili- 
ties in corporate P.R. for U.S. 
Health of Southern Ohio to in- 
clude two acute-care hospi- 
tals, a nursing home, and a 
retirement living complex. Her 
two sons, 4 and 6, had good 
summers at Camp Greens- 
boro, and her husband has a 
very busy law practice. 


son has moved to Rosewell, 
Georgia and hopes to be- 
come involved with the Atlanta 
Alumnae Chapter. 
hoff is busy remodeling a 
ranch house into a Georgian. 
Her daughter Elizabeth is a 
freshman at Rollins College in 
Florida and her daughter 
Nina attends the Convent 
of the Sacred Heart in 

LONNA DOLE Harkrader 
and her husband have been 
building solar homes and 
apartments in Durham's older 
neighborhoods. They have a 
real estate office in their 
home, where Lonna is the 
company's broker and office 
manager and a full-time 
mother to daughters Carson, 
12, and Lauren, 8. Lonna is 
active in promoting a non-mil- 
itary U.S. foreign policy in 
Central America and teaches 
Sunday School at the Uni- 
tarian Universalis! Fellowship. 
She stays in contact with 
son, who is a moving force 
behind avant-garde theatre in 
New York City. 
Citicorp in November 1987 to 
become a financial advisor 
with Sanford C. Bernstein, 
managing client relationships 
for the money management 

ELLEN GAW Dean is teach 
ing history at Scotland High 
School. Her husband, Don, is 
a lawyer and they are busy 
with church and community 
activities. Ellen's daughter, 
Miles, is a sophomore at Da- 
vidson College and her son 
Brian is in the seventh grade. 
CARICO Peek moved back 
to Atlanta where her husband 
is with Hilb, Rogal and Hamil- 
ton Insurance Company. Their 
son, Richard, is a ninth grader 
at Christ School in Arden, 
North Carolina and their 
daughter, Elizabeth, is a sixth 
grader at Lovett. Betty is 
learning to quilt and is in a 
wonderful Bible study group. 



enjoys living on Chicago's 
North Shore and is active with 
PTA, Sunday School, and the 
Wilmette Historical Society 
(she started an Oral History 
Project). She has two children; 
Andrew, 10, and Emily, 6 — 
and a new puppy, Ginger. 
Shubert has been elected 
banking officer at Trust Com- 
pany Bank of Gwinnett County 
(Georgia). She is operations 
manager of the Jimmy Carter 
Branch and formerly was with 
the bank's Savannah office. 
is curator of the Westfield 
Athenaeum's Edwin Smith 
Historical Museum and is 
working on a master's degree 
in History. 

JILL OLSON has moved to a 
new residence, but is still living 
in Honolulu, Hawaii. 
SARA NAIR James has re- 
searched and written a book- 
let on the stained-glass 
windows in the First Presbyte- 
rian Church in Virginia Beach, 
Virginia. Sara is an art history 
instructor at Old Dominion 
and Norfolk State Universi- 

Myers has been appointed 
director of McKissick Museum 
at the University of South Car- 
olina, where she was chief cu- 
rator. Lynn was appointed 
associate vice president for 
libraries and collections ear- 
lier this year. 


is a Professor of Law at the 
University of Arizona's Col- 
lege of Law and her husband, 
Pete Eisner, is a lawyer in Tuc- 
son. They have two boys, 3 
and 5 years old. 
LEY Haws has just finished a 
year as president of the Junior 
League of Huntsville, but is 
switching gears this year and 
learning to fly. She had a great 
visit with SHELLA De 
SHOUG Black in May. 
will receive her MBA from Em- 
ory University in May 1989, 
exactly twenty years after re- 
ceiving her BA degree from 

is a costume designer, super- 
visor and seamstress and has 
worked on more than twenty 
motion pictures, including 
Lonesome Dove and Silk- 
wood. Her husband, Philiip, is 
a cinematographer. 
Baum is preparing for her 
20th reunion in May, 1989. 
rence is an elementary 
school librarian. She has two 
sons, 1 2 and 1 5, and a flock of 
sheep raised to breed and 


Namee is president and chief ; 
operating officer for Delia I 
Femina, McNamee WCRS in 
New York. 

wonderful visit with JAN 
KREBS Smith and WIN- 
spring. The occasion wasl 
marred by the death of Mr. j 
Frank Shaffer of Academy 
Street. Mr. Shaffer and his 
wife, Helen, took care of many 
of the "MBC gals." 
is currently enrolled in the 1 
medical program at Xavier; 
University in Cincinnati and is' 
employed by the Discovery 
House Montessori School. Her 
husband, John, teaches at the 
Air Force Institute of Technol-I 
ogy. Her son, John, 14, is in the 
ninth grade and daughter 
Kathy, 9, is in the third grade.' 



/hitbeck and her husband, 
rank, have three children: 
>eke, 10, Jack, 7, and Libby, 
. She keeps busy with church, 
olunteer work, traveling and 
>atercolor classes. 


MILY PAINE Brady has 

Dined the staff of Lin Chaff 
'ublic Relations in Roanoke as 
in account executive. 
lad a wonderful trip to Eng- 
and last summer. Her son, Jcf- 
nie, 14, is at Episcopal High 
School and her daughter, 
ilizabeth, 1 2, goes to 

noved to Denver. 
ystems programmer with the 
iecurities and Exchange Com- 
nission in Washington. 
juez-Barberos teaches 
ipanish at the Fort Bragg 
,'ichool, and her husband is a 
lirofessor at Campbell Uni- 
lersity. They have three 

EE WILLEY Bowman was 
irdained and installed as 
Kssociate Pastor at Westlake 
Hills Presbyterian Church in 
wstin on November 1 3, 1 988. 
ves with her daughter, Anna, 
^lMountAiry, North Carolina, 
;nd helps with the family busi- 
ess, Kentucky Derby Hosiery, 
renda plays tennis, and the 
3mily enjoys being gypsies on 
le weekend. 

lunsaker is still working 
ard as a real estate legal as- 
fstant. SUSAN CAVER and 
lizabeth had a visit in 


teaches 12th-grade English 
and writes a column on young 
adult fiction for the Detroit 
News. Peter is Acting Head- 
master at University of Liggett 
School in Grosse Pointe. 
BERYL BARNES lerardi is 
active in Junior League, 
school activities, and the Con- 
gregational Church in New 
Canaan. Their son, Drew, is in 
the third grade; daughter 
Paige is in kindergarten: and 
daughter Anne Margaret, is 
seven months old. 
Grogan is a conversion spe- 
cialist for a new computer 
system at John Hancock and 
traveled to Puerto Rico to as- 
sist in the conversion at that 
office. Her husband, Mark, is 
employed by Kroger and they 
have a new daughter, Alyson, 
born May 9, 1988. 



and her husband have moved 
after eight months of renova- 
tion and are expecting a baby 
in April, 1988. 

Waite moved back to the 
house in which she grew up in 
Bethesda. Her two daughters 
are in the first grade and pre- 

by's son, R.J., is 9 and enjoys 
singing in a thirty member 
chorus, "The Rainbow Con- 
nection," which acts as a 
"goodwill ambassador" for 
his elementary school. 
Wood, her husband, Tom, 
and their daughter, Windsor, 
have moved back to Staunton. 
She enjoys renovating the 
house, raising a 3-year-old, 
and taking walks on the MBC 

Reid is setting up a computer 
business at home after work- 
ing as a software engineer at 
Hewlett-Packard for seven 



gos is active in school and 

church work and with her 
children ages 5 and 3. Her 
husband works for the 
Smithsonian Institute. 
ANNE MERRY Bell directs 
plays at a local prep school. 
She is also busy with her son, 
Brian, and with volunteer 

is Director of Technical Ser- 
vices at the Richmond Metro- 
politan Blood Service. She 
says medical laboratory tech- 
nology is a wonderful profes- 
sion and encourages young 
women to consider it as a 



has moved from Savannah to 

Hemenway teaches the 
learning disabled and her 
husband, David, teaches Rus- 
sian studies and political sci- 
ence in Fairfax County 

ANN HENLEY has moved 
from Birmingham to Atlanta. 
lard and her family are living 
in Colorado and love it! 



has moved with her family to 
Citrus Heights, California. 

catering in the Richmond 
area; her husband, Bill, is in 
Business School at the Univer- 
sity of Richmond while holding 
a position as Food Service Di- 
rector for ARA Services, Inc. 
They have two sons, Rylan, 
4'/2, and Andrew, 3. 



moved from Dallas to Atlanta. 

moved from Danville to Vir- 
ginia Beach. 


JANE HARCUS Hill recently 

moved to Naperville, Illinois 
with her husband, Brad, and 

their new daughter Kirsten. 
She is on a leave of absence 
from Ernst Whinney, keeping 
busy with Kirsten and remod- 
eling their new home. 



has moved to Broken Arrow, 
Oklahoma, where she is en- 
joying her new son. Her hus- 
band is still with the F.B.I. 


BAUM is Technical Director 
of the Old Dominion Eye 

and operates her business, 
Forest Acres Stables, and 
teaches twenty-two children 
between ages 4 and 12. She 
also works as a tour guide and 
coordinator with convention 

ANN HAYES is working as 
an undercover special agent 
for the Drug Enforcement 
Agency (DEA) in New York 

has moved from Tyler to 

Nicholson works in market- 
ing for TI-IN Network, Inc. 
which does instructional pro- 


WENDY PFAUTZ has just 
moved to Boston, where she is 
a communication officer for 
Framingham Savings Bank. 
Justice is working in cus- 
tomer service with Elizabeth 
Arden and staying with her 
mother, NANCY McMUL- 
LAN Pauley '58 in Daleville, 
Virginia. Ann is very busy with 
her 3-year-old daughter, 

(NICKIE) YOW is working 
on her MA in recreation at 

signing commercial carpet for 
Lee's Commercial Carpet 
Company, a division of Bur- 
lington Industries. 
SARA B. BEARSS is assis- 


tant editor for the Virginia 
Historical Society in Rich- 
mond. She recently had two 
articles accepted for publica- 
tion: "Queen Marie of Ruma- 
nia," to be printed in the Ellen 
Glasgow Newsletter, and one 
on George Washington Parke 
Custis, the adopted son of 
George Washington, which 
will appear in Virginia 

enjoys her work in three di- 
mensional drug design at 
Agouron Pharm., Inc. in San 


cently moved to Atlanta. 

is teaching first grade in the 
Alexandria Public School Sys- 
tem and loving it, while work- 
ing on a master's degree in 

teaches first grade outside 

is an instructor in Counselor 
Education at the University of 
Virginia and writing her doc- 
toral thesis in preparation for 

a May 1 989 graduation. She is 
also celebrating 27 years of 


Thomson is Executive Di- 
rector of Preservation of His- 
torical Winchester. 
living in Salem, Virginia, and 
working as a pharmacist for 
Super-X Drug Stores. She took 
a Caribbean Cruise in Sep- 
tember with her sister, SARA 
the new Equal Opportunity 
Officer at Radford University. 


AMY CUOMO is Stage Man 

ager for Heritage Repertory 



has moved to Houston from 



Midlothian, Virginia is work- 
ing as a registered nurse at the 
Medical College of Virginia in 
the Burn Trauma Unit. She and 

her sister, SANDRA 
RHODENIZER 84, took a 
cruise to the Caribbean in 

Patterson, her husband, 
John, and their son, Johnnie, 
live in Satellite Beach where 
John is a captain at Patrick Air 
Force Base. Angela is active in 
the Officers' Wives' Club and 
as a volunteer for the Ameri- 
can Red Cross, but manages 
to sneak away to work with 
ceramics and wood crafts. She 
is enjoying eighteen month- 
old Johnnie and awaits the ar- 
rival of their second child. 
Brandt lives in Vermont with 
her husband and is active as 
coordinator of two chapters of 
Parents Anonymous and as a 
preschool teacher. 
and her husband, Scott, re- 
cently purchased a new home 
in Columbia, Maryland. 
Donna is chair of the Wash- 
ington, D.C. /Maryland Alum- 
nae Chapter. 

LEN Mays and her husband, 
Ronnie, a first lieutenant, live 
on Pope Air Force Base where 
he works in the civil engineer- 
ing department. Suzanne is an 

insurance agent for State 
Farm Insurance. 



DIANE S.AKERS is Certified 
Public Accountant for the City 
of Roanoke, Department of 
Finance, and is enrolled in the 
Graduate Program at Hollins 



Fairfax, was promoted to 
Chemist at Biospherics, Inc. in 
Bettsville, Maryland. 
ALD last fall entertained 
LISA DRESSLER 88 at her 
home in Chicago. They report- 
edly hit all of the hot spots, 
lunched with syndicated col- 
umnist Dave Barry at Kroch & 
Brentano's and "studied the 
effects of Southern speech 
patterns on the defenses of 
men." Mary Chess is em- 
ployed as a Graphics Spe- 
cialist for AT. Kearney, Inc., 
an international management 
consultant. She writes that she 
enjoys living beside Lake 
Michigan and Wrigley Field. 


siding in Memphis. 
LISA DRESSLER is living in 
Tacoma, and recently visited 
ALD '87 in Chicago. 
ginia Beach, has been ap- 
pointed by Governor Gerald 
Baliles to a subcommittee thai 
will study the shortage ol 
nurses in Virginia. 
ployed by Beatrice/Hunt- 
Wesson Foods in the Industria 
Relations and Personnel De- 
partments. She is planning c 
July wedding to Matthew C 
Sutton, a member of the Bor 
der Patrol stationed in Yuma. 

Special note: Three MBC 
alumnae are members of St 
Giles Presbyterian Church ir 
Raleigh. Since the church wa; 
organized in 1968 all three 
alumnae, LESLIE W.SYROf* 

Stoops '43 and MAR' 

cock '65 have served a 
elders. Leslie was ordained ii 
1 968 as the first woman elder 



Tom, a son, Matthew Plan, September 7, 1988. 

CLAUDIA MEARS TURNER Bagwell 72 and Bill, a son, 

Thomas Isaiah, April 23, 1988. 

ELIZABETH CARY Spell 74 and William, a daughter, 
Molly Randolph, April 3, 1988. 

CATHERINE SHANER Carlock 75 and Craig, a daugh- 
ter, Catherine Maling, November 27, 1987. 

VIRGINIA HENNINGER Lyles 75 and Dale, a son, 
Grayson, June 26, 1988. "Believe it or not!" 

NORWOOD DUDLEY RICKS Strasburger 75 and 

Richard, a son, Richard Lee, February 16, 1988. 

ALICE DINSMORE COCHRAN Doswell 76 and Harry, 
a daughter, Anna Logan, August 20, 1988. 

HOLLY HARPER Love 76 and John, a daughter, Sarah, 
August 15, 1988. 

PAGE BRANTON Reed 77 and Bruce, a son, William 
Coleman Reed, August 26, 1988. 

LANGHORNE AMONETTE Ellis 77 and Barringer, a 
daughter, Caroline, June 22, 1988. 

HELEN HARRIS Sherman 77 and Bill, a daughtei 1 
Sarah, September, 1987. 

JANET BRADLEY Darby 78 and Everette, a daughtei 
Caroline Spencer, August 12, 1988. 

CAROL PAUL Powell 78 and Peter, a son, Robert Pitj 
October 1, 1988. 

CINDY MILLS Gallo 79 and Chris, a son, Christophe 
Mills, May 10, 1988. 

JENNIFER PACE Gray 79 and Steven, a son, Joshu 
Charles, May 26, 1988. 

SHERRILL FEAGANS Jack '80 and Erwin, a son, Spence 
Miller, June 23, 1988. 


Gideon Tower, July 6, 1988. 

and Jonathan, a sol 
JO ANNE O'NEAL Brueggeman '80 and George, 

BETH ABERCROMBIE Daniels '80 and Steve, a daugl 
ter, Taylor Elizabeth, September 15, 1988. 

PATRICIA McGINNIS Nicholson 81 and Claude, 
son, Claude Wilson Nicholson IV, August 17, 1987. 



Mary Baldwin Colle ge 


b y Seiko 

This distinctive Seiko timepiece features a richly 
detailed three-dimensional re-creation of the 
College Seal on the 14 kt. gold-finished dial. The 
precision electronic Seiko Quartz movement 
contained in each watch never requires winding and 
is guaranteed to be accurate to within fifteen 
seconds per month. 

The Official Mary Baldwin College Watch is 
available in three styles — leather strap wrist watch, 
two-tone bracelet wrist watch, and gold-tone 
bracelet wrist watch. All watches have date display, 
mar resistant crystal, battery life indicator and 
synchronized second hand. Moreover, upon delivery, 
you must be absolutely satisfied with the quality, or 
you may return your acquisition for a full refund. 
The leather strap wrist watch is $200; the two-tone 
bracelet wrist watch is $230; and the gold-tone 
bracelet wrist watch is $255. There is a $5.75 
shipping and handling charge for each watch 
ordered. On shipments to Pennsylvania only, pur- 
chasers should add 6% state sales tax. 
To order by American Express, MasterCard, 
or Visa, please call toll free 1-800-523-0124 
(Pennsylvania residents only call 1-800-367-5248). 
All callers should ask for operator 11281,. Calls 
are accepted weekdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 
Eastern Time. To order by mail, write to: Mary 
Baldwin College Alumnae Association, c/o P.O. 
Box 511, Wayne, PA 19087 and include check, or 
money order, payable to Official Mary Baldwin 
College Watch. Credit card orders can also be sent 
by mail — please include full account number and 
expiration date. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks delivery. 

I/IARTHA FERRELL Thornhill '81 and Wally, a son, Brent 
Alexander, July 1, 1988. 

)ENA ARETAKIS Horn '81 and Mike, a daughter, Mi- 
celle, September, 1988. 

HIVIA KINCAID-Haney '81 and John, a son, Joseph 
idward, October 1, 1988. 

IAYNE (TERRI) YOUNG Fort '82 and Eddie, a son, Evan 
vtoran, April 6, 1988. 


5RETCHEN GALE PALMER '63 to Robert Hubard Penn 
3n June 25, 1988. 

LAUREN McADAM 75 to Mr. Csordas in October 1988. 

NANCY ELLEN PEARSON 76 to David White Hemen- 
•vay, August 6, 1988. 

IUNE HOPE JONES 77 to Gary W.Fitzgerald, December 
24, 1 988. 

KELSEY PATRICIA ADAMS 78 to Michael Eagan Melvin 
3n October 22, 1988. 

MARY GLENN MINICHAN '80 to Clyde Leighton Toler, 
Vil30, 1988. 

PEYTON FROST BURNETT '83 to Francis Edmund Tele- 
gadas on October 22, 1988. 

JULIE SLAVIK '84 to Thomas A. Budnik on September 24, 

caster, IV, November 4, 1988. 

chael Chester, July 8, 1989. 

KIMBERLY RENEE BOWLES '87 to Robert Glenn Poole 
on October 22, 1988. 


MARY McFADEN Caldwell 10 

MILDRED SEARSON Goeller 17, October 25, 
JAMIE WEBB Price '26, July 16, 1988. 
JEAN SPENCER Locovic '34, April, 1988. 
NANCY STANARD Dukes 36, December, 198 
VERA WALL Dunlevie 48, May 9, 1988. 







Enhances Classes 

Technology is a 

welcome addition to 

Dr. Cary's sociology 


by Genie Addleton 

Mary Baldwin students are using computers i 
all the right places. Naturally, there are course 
within the computer science discipline: pre 
gramming languages, database usage, wor 
processing, and spreadsheets. Predictably 
computers are central to many mathematic 
classes, but there are exciting developments a 
across campus and across the College's curricului 
as faculty in virtually every department are en 
ploying computers as instructional tools. 

Dr. David Cary, Professor of Sociology, recent! 
described programs he uses in both introductoi 
and upper level sociology classes. According to D 
Cary, students in General Sociology — the into 


luctory course — complete ten laboratory assign- 
nents using a software program called 
SocialScene." This sophisticated program en- 
ibles students to test specific hypotheses, such as 
he relationship between social classes and fear of 
rime in areas where people live, or between social 
lasses and gun ownership. 

Dr. Cary explained that "SocialScene" contains 
lata from a national survey; the questions that 
espondents to the survey were asked were atti- 
udinal, as well as demographic. He said, "Stu- 
lents are looking at a cross-section of the 
copulation of the United States. The software itself 
s a blessing for our students, because, beginning 
vith the very first sociology course, they can work 
vith significant data. Students in our introductory 
:ourse are working with computer software that is 
isually not made available to undergraduate 

Students in a population course Dr. Cary is 
:eaching now are using a program called DEMO- 
GRAPHICS. This program, which Dr. Cary says is 
powerful and very interesting visually, contains 
.985 population data for 143 individual countries 
ind for the entire world. It includes numerous 
breakdowns of these populations, including rates 
)f birth, death, fertility, and infant mortality. By 
iltering these variables, students can simulate 
hanges in populations five, ten, fifteen years and 
)eyond into the future. Dr. Gary's students in this 
:ourse are using DEMO-GRAPHICS to complete 
inalyses of the populations of three countries: one 
ess developed, one in the middle stages of de- 
velopment, and one that is highly developed. 

Dr. Cary uses a computer for demonstrative 
purposes in the Prisons and Punishment course 
Sociology 210). He said, "A map of the United 
States covers a large screen monitor, with dark- 
ened areas highlighting states which have the 
nighest rates of imprisonment and various types of 
irimes. With this graphic representation of data 
itudents can readily see patterns of criminal activ- 
ity — for example, there are more property crimes 
n the West." 

So, it seems that Mary Baldwin's classrooms 
lave been invaded by computer technology and, 

"Students in our 
introductory sociology 

course are working 

with computer software 

that is usually not 

made available to 



happily, the College can say, "They're every- 
where! They're everywhere!" The College has in- 
vested heavily to ensure that state-of-the-art 
hardware and software are accessible to all stu- 
dents. While educating women in the finest liberal 
arts traditions, the College is ensuring that its 
graduates are comfortable with technology and 
that they are knowledgeable, as well. A. 




A no-nonsense 

freshman finds good 

directions in the 

Sena Center. 

by Susan O'Donnell '92 

The walk from lower to upper campus, lool 
ing out over the Shenandoah Valley, is the pei 
feet time . and place to contemplate what on| 
should do with her life. It's only right, then, thci 
the Rosemarie Sena Center for Career and Lifl 
Planning should overlook this beautiful view 
For a freshman with few ideas of exactly wh? 
career choice she should make, however, tn 
scenery just isn't enough. Luckily, the peopl 
and programs in the Sena Center are moii 

I had received various flyers about the thing 
that happen in the Center, such as seminars o 
how to manage your time or how to take test.' 
but I was unsure about how they could help m< 
The Lost Freshman, decide what career choices 
should make. What I found was a library < 
information and useful computer programs i ! 
guide me in my search. 

Knowing basic facts about my likes and di 

kes, interests, and weaknesses, I launched into 
Discover," a computer program that helps you 
ssess your values and goals and match them to 
areers that fit your interests. For instance, I'm 
iterested in political science, sociology, philoso- 
ihy and religion, and I am weak in math and 
cience. My values are based on helping others, 
nd I am not interested in making a lot of money 
r in material security. "Discover" informed me 
tiat I could be anything from an anthropologist 
d a biographer, an intelligence specialist to a 
istorian. I was also able to look up information 
bout a career in which I thought I might be 
iterested. I chose a lobbyist, and found out, 
infortunately, that lobbyists often don't know 
rom whom their paycheck, if any, will come! 
"hat's a little too much material insecurity, even 
ar me! 

I decided to go on to the next program to see 
vhat it offered. It was called "Career Naviga- 
or" — the Center's pride and joy. This amazing 
irogram can not only help you assess personal 
haracteristics and identify a career possibility 
hat is right for you, but it can also suggest job 
eferences, and can then write letters to the 
>nes you choose. It can also write a resume 
or you. "Wonderful!" I thought. "My 
vork's already done!" But, as is always 
he case with computers, I had to do most 
)f the work. I can't tell you the outcome of 
his program, because I'm only a freshman, 
md only did the first part. But by the time I'm a 
:enior, I'll have it in the bag. 

The Center also offers books, articles and pam- 
phlets concerning career decisions, as well as 
omputer programs to help you study for the 
jREs, the LSATs, and other post-graduate ex- 
ims. A microfiche file program called "Virginia 
/iew" can tell you what jobs are available in 
/irginia, what career fields are growing, and 
vhat schools offer degrees in specific areas. In 
)ther words, there's enough to keep you busy 
or at least four years. 

To be sure, the scenery around Mary Baldwin 
s food for thought and meditation, but when 
'ou go back into the real world and its real-life 
lecisions, it's nice to know there's a place like the 
'»ena Center to help you along. Ji 

"Discover informed me 

that I could be 

anything from an 

anthropologist to a 

biographer, an 

intelligence specialist to 

a historian." 

Susan O'Donnell '92 of 
Marietta, Ohio, works 
part time as an editorial 
assistant in College 

Eager Volunteers Seek 

Community Involvement 

by Genie Addleton 

i m\ m 

iTk ^~" esidents of Mary Scott 
i§ CZ House have a beautiful 
^^_ , view. Coming and going 
I ^^ from their hilltop res- 

—tL _: idence hall, the young 
miTI ^L i women who live there en- 

joy a view of their school's 
stately buildings and 
manicured grounds and 
the quaint buildings of downtown Staunton. The 
setting is nearly picture-perfect and just the 
image of what a college is supposed to be. 

Anyone living and working outside the Col- 
lege might wonder that the students living in 
Scott House and elsewhere at Mary Baldwin 
would have the inclination to look beyond the 
picturesque campus. Perhaps because they are 
young — or perhaps it is because they are stu- 
dents — these young women are expected to 
have a somewhat myopic view of the world. 
They, like many other young people, are labeled 
"naive, selfish, careless, carefree." It seems 
improbable that their concerns could extend 
beyond themselves, their clothes, their social 
lives — perhaps their classes — and Mary Baldwin's 
picturesque campus. 

A visitor to Scott House learns quickly, 
though, that quite to the contrary, its residents 
have a broad view of the world and a deep sense 
of commitment to serve others. Moreover, it is 
not by accident that this group of young women 
happens to live in the same residence hall. Ac- 
cording to Jeanne Martino, Associate Dean of 
Students at Mary Baldwin, the College has desig- 
nated Scott House as "special interest housing." 
Ms. Martino explains that this method of making 
housing assignments is part of a plan the college 
has implemented that allows students to live 
with others who have interests in common, 
whether academic or extracurricular. Thus, the 

students who live in Scott House have been 
selected to live there because they are all active 
leaders in campus and community service 

"Mary Baldwin students 

don't want to be 

disconnected from the 

community. We're tired 

of that/' 

Recognizing that many other MBC student; 
want to be involved in community service, the 
residents of Scott House, with the enthusiastic' 
support of College administration, have decidec 
to direct their energies to enable other student:' 
to become more involved. Erin Murray, a junio: 
biology major who moved into Scott this year 1 
said, "Mary Baldwin students don't want to b^ 
disconnected from the community. We're tirec 1 
of that." 

Knowing that there was keen interest in com 
munity service among students, Erin and othe 
Scott residents have come up with a way to linl 
concerned students with opportunities for ser! 
vice in the community. Lauren Silver, already . 
volunteer in Staunton's Big Sister program, de 
scribes their mission: "We want Scott House t« 
serve as a center of operations for voluntee 
services offered by Mary Baldwin students." 

So Erin, Lauren, and the other students livin 
there have developed a strategy to connect ager 


ies in need of services with willing volunteers 
rom among Mary Baldwin's student body. Call- 
ng their project "SHOC" — Students Helping 
)thers Clearinghouse — their plan is that agen- 
ies who need volunteer support will request 
ssistance by calling Scott House. Students liv- 
ng there will contact those living elsewhere on 
ampus who want to work as volunteers. 

To get the ball rolling, Scott residents are pub- 
icizing their project both on and off campus, 
lareful scheduling and an answering machine 
■nsure phone coverage. And, to help area agen- 
ies and MBC students get acquainted, the orga- 
rizers of SHOC are thinking about having a 
'olunteer services fair, too. Lauren Silver said, 
That way we can link people with volunteer 
obs that match their personal interests." 

Jeanne Martino said the College actively en- 
tourages and supports the efforts of its students 

to be involved in community service. "All of this 
is part of our goal to ensure that our students are 
committed to serving others," she said. Picking 
up the College's catalogue, Ms. Martino pointed 
to a page listing President Cynthia H. Tyson's 
criteria for judging the well-educated person. 
"As Dr. Tyson has said, we consider social com- 
mitment to be an essential characteristic of the 
well-educated person. In an organized way, 
then, we intend to offer each student many, 
many opportunities to become more aware of the 
world beyond herself and her own immediate 
personal and professional concerns." Ms. Mar- 
tino added that some sociology and psychology 
classes at the college actually require that stu- 
dents work for a specific amount of time in local 
service agencies. 

So, in increasing numbers, Mary Baldwin stu- 
dents are extending their vision beyond their 
campus. Their vision is not myopic, not careless, 
not carefree, and definitely not selfish. To the 
contrary, their view of the community and the 
world extends to agencies and organizations in 
Staunton and Augusta County like Big Sisters, 
Adopt-A-Grandparent, and the Department of 
Social Services. And far from Staunton and Mary 
Baldwin College, they are connected to the suf- 
fering of others through groups like Amnesty 

During this academic year, there will be more 
projects like last year's Vietnam Awareness 
Week. Already, students have hosted the Christ- 
mas luncheon for elderly clients of Social Ser- 
vices and the Halloween party for local children. 
And, at Mary Baldwin with the help of SHOC 
and the residents of Scott House, students will 
continue to expand their horizons working as 
individuals and campus groups to serve others 
through community agencies and national 
organizations. A 

Mary Scott House, special 
interest housing at MBC: 
the focus is on helping 


Former Dean Honored 
In Washington 

"Founder and Spirit of Public Broad- 
casting in the Nation's Capital." 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell, former Dean of the 
College, was honored in November at a recep- 
tion in Washington, D.C., given by the Annen- 
berg Washington Program, Communications 
Policy Studies, Northwestern University. With 
the permission of WETA Channel 26 and the 

Annenberg Washington Program, an excerj 
from a tribute to Mrs. Campbell is reprinte 

Elizabeth Pfohl Campbell's love is educatk 
and her life is WETA, Greater Washington,; 
educational public television and radio station 
Having been a teacher, college dean, schol 
board member and mother, she recognized ear' 
on the impact television could have on learnin. 
Leading the charge to make educational telev 
sion a reality in the nation's capital, Mrs. Cam- 
bell became the medium's chief analyst, seer if 
the future, voice and fund raiser in the ear 
1960s, when WETA was granted its license. .1 

Growing from tiny acorn to mighty oa, 
WETA's roots in the community are both deo 
and wide. It owes its very existence to the se>l 
sown by Elizabeth Campbell. An active membr 
of WETA's Board of Trustees and the Natiorl 
Friends of Public Broadcasting, Mrs. Campbells 
a magnet to an army of volunteers. She manags 
the popular Elizabeth P. Campbell Lecture Seri5 
and is in constant demand as a speaker herse. 
She is responsible for many of WETA's outreai 
activities and considers children's audiences rr 
speciality. Even at age 85, she is in her WE'V 
office every day and enriches this, her greatit 
gift to the people of the nation's capital. 


MBC To Host Virginia Humanities Conference 

Dr. James Lott, Dean of Mary Baldwin and 
President of the Virginia Humanities Confer- 
ence, has announced that the group's annual 
meeting will be held April 7-8 at Mary Baldwin. 
The meeting theme is "The Treaty of Versailles: 
The Shaping of the Modern World." 

The two-day program, which is open to the 
public, will offer a rich variety of lectures and 
discussion on topics related to the theme, along 
with tours of the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace, a 
musical evening featuring Dixieland Jazz and 

songs from World War I, and a special showing 
of World War I films. 

The meeting is co-sponsored by the College, 
the Woodrow Wilson Birthplace Foundation and 
is supported by a grant from the Virginia Foun- 
dation for the Humanities and Public Policy. 
Alumnae and friends of the College are invited 
to attend and may obtain more information 
about activities by calling Dr. Lott's office, 
(703) 887-7030. 

No Waiting In Line: Computers Are Plentiful at MBC 

According to George Kluchesky, Director of 
Mary Baldwin's Computer Center, there are 
ample numbers of computers available for stu- 
dent use. As head of the College's administrative 
computer services, Kluchesky is not directly in- 
volved in teaching; however, he takes obvious 
pride in the vast array of computer hardware and 
software that the College provides students. 

"We've visited other colleges and heard horror 
stories about how their students have to wait 
for hours to use computers or have to work in 
the wee hours of the morning to use machines. 
Mary Baldwin students just don't have these 

"We have two labs in Wenger and one in 
Pearce Science Center that are available as labs 
when not being used for instruction. There are 
also labs in Carpenter, Deming, and Wenger that 
are always available. It is extremely rare for a 

student at MBC to have to wait for an opportu- 
nity to use a computer." 

MBC Juniors Start Calendar Company 

by Susan Sipple '89 

Mary Baldwin College juniors Julie Hickey and 
Kellie Warner have combined their creativity and 
ingenuity to create the Double Vision Company. 
This pair of entrepreneurs has just completed 
their first business venture: The Virginia's Gentle- 
men 1989 Calendar. The calendar contains tasteful 
photographs of male college students who at- 
tend three of Virginia's premier institutions of 
higher education: The University of Virginia, 
Washington and Lee University, and Hamp- 
den-Sydney College. 

According to both women the project was 
quite an undertaking. "Working with real busi- 
nesses was a great learning exerience for both of 
us," Ms. Warner explains. "In the beginning we 
didn't realize the cost of postage, film, devel- 
oping, and printing that we would incur." Both 

partners in this venture, however, exude en- 
thusiastic optimism that their project will be 

Unlike typical male "beefcake" calendars, this 
one is filled with photographs of good-looking 
collegiate gentlemen fully clothed in traditional 
Virginia attire: Duckhead khakis, jeans, flannel 
shirts, sweaters, and Bean boots. In addition, 
Julie and Kellie chose settings for the photo- 
graphs that reflect the image of the models' 
colleges. All these "pinups" are full-time 
students — sophomores, juniors, or seniors. 
Printed below each model's picture is his name, 
school, class, and major. Three of the twelve 
students are majoring in economics. Other ma- 
jors include pre-med, commerce, physics, his- 
tory, biology, and English. 


Mary Baldwin College 
is an Equal Opportunity 



Position Open 

Mary Baldwin alum- 
nae are invited to sub- 
mit applications for the 
position of Director of 
Chapter Development, 
which will be available 
May 15, 1989. 

The Director of 
Chapter Development 
reports to the Executive 


Director of Alumnae 
Activities and serves as 
the chief liaison be- 
tween the College and 
the more than forty 
local alumnae chap- 
ters. She trains and pro- 
vides support for a 
wide network of alum- 
nae volunteers, and 
must be prepared to 
travel for up to two 
weeks per month on 

The qualified appli- 
cant will be energetic, 
articulate, able to pre- 
sent herself well even 
under pressure, con- 
cerned with details as 
well as with the "big 
picture," and extremely 
well organized. She 
will be a team player 
who is also capable of 
work ing indepen- 
dently. Strong interper- 
sonal, writing, and 
communications skills 
are essential. 

A bachelor's degree 
is a must, and prefer- 
ence will be given to 
Mary Baldwin alum- 
nae. Applicants should 
have a minimum of two 
years' experience in in- 
stitutional advance- 
ment, public relations, 
marketing, communi- 
cations, or a related 
field. Experience with 
IBM PCs and/or Mac- 
intosh computers a 

Interested alumnae 
should, by April 1 , send 
a letter of application, 
resume, and addresses 
and phone numbers of 
three current refer- 
ences to: 

Crista R. Cabe, 

Executive Director of 

Alumnae Activities 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, Virginia 


Director of 

Mary Baldwin Col- 
lege invites applica- 
tions for a Director of 
Grants. This full-time 
position reports to the 
Executive Director of 
Development and Col- 
lege Relations and is 
available June, 1989. 

Responsibilities in- 
clude: proposal writ- 
ing, grants adminis- 
tration, and guideline 
compliance for all 
areas of the College. 
The incumbent works 
with faculty and 
administrative units to 
solicit and generate 
prospective funding 
sources, develop pro- 
posals in keeping with 
the mission of the Col- 
lege, and serve as a 
liaison to funding 

Requirements i n- 
clude: Bachelor's de- 
gree; excellent re- 
search, writing, and 
interpersonal skills. 
Knowledge of funding 
resources, information 
resources, and com- 
puter databases is a 

Salary is commen- 
surate with back- 
ground and experi- 
ence. Send letter of 
application, resume, 
and the names of three 
references by April 1, 
1989, to: 

R. Eric Staley 

Executive Director 

of Development 

and College Relations 

Mary Baldwin College 

Staunton, Virginia 


Director of Th< 
Annual Fund 

Mary Baldwin Co 
lege seeks a Director! 
the Annual Fund t 
plan, manage, and in 
plement a comprehei 
sive annual givin 
program which he 
grown significant 
over the last four year 
Special emphasis w 
be placed on leade 
ship giving program 
class agents, and oth' 
special constituent 

Applicants shou 
have a minimum j 
three years experiem 
in annual giving ar 
related fund-raisir 
programs, possess 
bachelors degree, ar 
have strong written ai 
verbal communicate 
skills. Experience 
volunteer manageme 
is necessary. 

Position is availafc 
June 1, 1989, althoui 
earlier appointme 
may be possible. T 
Director of the Anni 
Fund reports to ti 
Executive Director 
Development and C< 
lege Relations. 

Applicants shoul 
send a resume, letter' 
interest, and the narrv 
of three references j 
April 1, 1989, to: 

R. Eric Staley, 

Executive Director 

of Development 

and College Relatio 

Mary Baldwin Colta' 

Staunton, Virginia 


jk Why I Give to the •( 


"I consider myself an 
atypical alumna. It was 
a fluke that I attended 
Mary Baldwin at all. I 
knew I wanted to go 
away to college, I knew 
that I wanted to attend a 
women's college. I hap- 
pened to be discussing 
my thoughts about col- 
lege at church one Sunday with Dorothy Beals York 
'53, and she suggested that I look at MBC. It turned 
out to be my one and only college visit. 

"I didn't know when I went why I went, except that 
they were all the right reasons." I loved it there. I 
received an excellent education. I took a couple of 
math courses, and became a math major. I took a few 
computer classes, did an extemship with NASA, and 
realized that I wanted to work with computers. 

"My first job was with Charlotte Duke Power, and it 
was then I realized that I was not a corporate creature. 
Now I work with the Crisis Assistance Ministry. This 
agency serves the area with emergency assistance; 
that is, basic needs. I am responsible for all the com- 
puter operations and other special projects. The pro- 
gram has a $2 million budget and served 20,000 people 
last year. 

"I understand the need for fundraising, since our 
agency receives both private and public funds. I have 
supported MBC from the day I graduated, because I 
loved my time there; I learned so much about so many 
different things. I am committed to the liberal arts 
education, and MBC does it well. Women's colleges 
offer so much more than the coeducational experi- 
ence. Women ages 18-22 have special needs, and MBC 
provides the environment that allows them to grow 
and develop and get ahead in life. I believe in steward- 
ship, and I believe in financially supporting what you 
believe in." 

Mary Nell McPherson '79 

"I give to the Annual Fund because I think that MBC 
does an excellent job in training young women for life, 
giving them the tools to take care of themselves. My 
two daughters had different but equally rewarding 
experiences at MBC. In both cases, it was the individ- 
ual attention, the small class sizes and excellent faculty 
that made the difference. At MBC, a student is not one 
among a sea of faces — you can't hide. There is a feeling 
of camaraderie that is not found at other colleges." 

Gordon Grant is the father of two MBC alumnae, Lisa Grant 
Tillman '86 and Barbara Grant '87. He is a member of the 
Parents Council and has agreed to serve a second term. He 
has participated in the Executive in the Classroom program, 
lecturing to business classes at MBC about his work. 

"All three of my daughters have attended MBC. My 
daughter, Penny, actually chose MBC as the college of 
her choice the very first time we drove through Staun- 
ton. She was a music major, and later was commis- 
sioned in the Army. In fact, she was commissioned in 
the last year of the "women-only" army corps. She 
specialized in army intelligence and met her husband 
while on active duty. Though she is no longer in the 
military, her husband is, and they are stationed in 

"My oldest daughter, Pamela, went to Sweet Briar 
for one year, but then decided to attend MBC. She 
received her nursing degree at MCV and now works at 
King's Daughters' Hospital in Staunton. 

"My youngest, Melissa, is a 1978 graduate and is a 
commissioned army captain. She teaches history at 
West Point. 

"I contribute to the Annual Fund because I believe 
in what Mary Baldwin does. Mary Baldwin is truly 
educating young women and preparing them for the 
future in a way that many colleges can't or don't." 

Dr. Jim Patrick is Professor of Chemistry at Mary Baldimn. 
He came to Mary Baldwin in 1967. 






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